Cuomo Announces $100million available via NYSDOT for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)&CMAQ

In 2016, Long Island received $2.2 million for three projects: $1,580,000 to Brookhaven for the construction of 2.1 miles of new sidewalk and 1.2 miles of curbs; $362,208 to Glen Cove for Downtown Business District pedestrian improvements; $288,000 to Amityville to construct 500 feet of pedestrian/bicycle path.

The NYSDOT is administering  $100million in funding for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) projects. These support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and non-motorized transportation-related projects as well as programs and projects that reduce congestion and improve air quality. 

Eligible TAP Activities must focus on bicyclists, pedestrians and non-driver transportation benefits, on-road or off-road, and can include: 

  • Construction or reconstruction of sidewalks, walking trails/paths, multi-use paths.

  • Bicycle infrastructure, including but not limited to:

Adding and/or improving bike lanes on existing roadways and related striping.

Adding and/or improving road shoulders to accommodate bicycles, and related signage.

Installation of the following types of items at intermodal points and vehicular parking facilities: bike lockers, bike racks, parking facilities and shelters to accommodate bikes, etc.; and equipment or facilities to accommodate bikes on buses and trains.

  • Traffic control devices for bicyclists and pedestrians.

  • High visibility crosswalks, pavement markings and signage.

  • Lighting and related safety infrastructure for pedestrian or bicycle facilities.

 

Safe Routes to School projects located within a 2-mile radius of a K-8 school are eligible for TAP funding, including:

  • Construction or reconstruction of sidewalks, separate walking trails/paths, or multi-use paths not solely for recreation.

  • Bicycle infrastructure, including but not limited to:

 Adding and/or improving bike lanes on existing roadways and related striping.

Adding and/or improving road shoulders to accommodate bicycles.

Installation of the following types of items at schools: bike lockers, bike racks, bike parking facilities and shelters, etc.;

  • Traffic control devices for bicycles and pedestrians, including MUTCD- compliant audible tactile signals.

  • High visibility crosswalks, pavement markings and signage.

  • Traffic calming techniques

  • Encouragement activities to promote walking and/or bicycling to school, including Walk and Bicycle to School Days.

  • Educational activities, including educational curriculum and walk and/or bike safety programs for children in grades K-8.

For more information: https://www.dot.ny.gov/TAP-CMAQ