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Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, environmental mitigation, and safe routes to school projects. Sponsors must be able to provide a minimum of a twenty percent funding match.

The entities eligible to receive TAP funds are limited to city, county, or transportation-related government agencies located within the Missouri portion of East-West Gateway’s (EWG)MPO boundary. School districts and not-for-profit agencies are not eligible applicants, but may partner as secondary sponsors with any eligible entity.

TAP project applications were due on December 7, 2015 and EWG received 29 applications requesting $16.0 million in TAP funds. The applications have been evaluated by EWG Staff and the Transportation Planning Committee (TPC) recommended that 13 projects for $8.0 million in TAP funds be programmed in the FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program.

EWG sought public comment on these 13 projects through Friday, January 22, 2016. The Board of Directors approved the TPC recommendations at its January 27, 2016 meeting.

Recommended Projects for TAP Funding
Map of Recommended Projects

FHWA Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Guidance

TAP Documents

Please click on the links below to download the documents:

Project Review Workshop

A Project Review Workshop will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at East-West Gateway 1 S. Memorial Dr, Ste 1600 St. Louis, MO 63012. At this workshop local sponsors must have a specific project concept that is ready to get feedback from a review panel. The workshop will be held from 9:30 AM – 4 PM (except 12-1).

Attendance at this workshop is not required to submit a project application. Panel reviewers consisting of MoDOT and East-West Gateway staff as well as experts in transit accessibility and bicycle and pedestrian elements will be present to review project concepts, offer guidance, and answer questions related to the proposed project. Agencies can bring a completed or partially completed project application for review if they choose.

All spots for the workshop have been taken. We would be happy to meet with a sponsor one-on-one to discuss a project at another time. Contact Rachael Pawlak  to set up a meeting.


National Guidelines and Standards

2014 TAP

East-West Gateway announced a call for project applications on April 23, 2014, and applications were due on July 31, 2014. East-West Gateway received 45 applications total (34 in Missouri and 11 in Illinois). Missouri sponsors requested $18.2 million in TAP funds while Illinois sponsors requested $2.4 million. East-West Gateway awarded 14 projects in Missouri, totaling $8.5 million in available federal funds. Seven projects were awarded in Illinois, totaling $1.6 million in TAP funds. 


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East-West Gateway Council of Governments
One Memorial Dr., Ste 1600
St. Louis, MO  63102
phone:  (314) 421-4220 or (618) 274-2750
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last update: Monday, September 19, 2016