Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside
The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA) provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), continues to fund the TA Set-Aside through 2026. The FAST Act, which has provided funding for the TA Set-Aside since December 2015, expired on September 30, 2021, but the funding made available to the department prior to that date remains available for use. The federal guidance is available on the Federal Highway Administration website.
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Read the full April 20, 2022, press release.
*(BIL) = funded by the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
- Port Authority of Allegheny County: $960,000 for Route 837 improvements including improved bus stops, added pads, and installed rider shelters. The project will also include improved pedestrian crossings and access, along with transit priority at traffic signals at key intersections. (BIL)
- City of Altoona: $920,000 to install ADA-compliant curbs, sidewalks, crosswalks, curb ramps, LED street lighting, street trees, and directional signage on Margaret Avenue. Also includes complete resurfacing, installing a designated bike sharrows, bicycle-friendly stormwater inlet grates, and pedestrian actuated warning flashers and staging areas to enhance safety.
- Bucks County Planning Commission: $850,000 to construct a 1.7-mile extension of the Newtown Rail Trail into Northampton Township, beginning at Bristol Road and continuing along the former Fox Chase-Newtown SEPTA rail line corridor to terminate at the Churchville Nature Center.
- Bucks County Transportation Management Association: $65,000 to enhance traffic safety education in grades K-8 by offering free assemblies and events to schools with guest speakers on pedestrian safety and distracted driving. (BIL)
- Doylestown Township: $1.4 million to add a structure-mounted barrier to the shoulder of the Limekiln Road bridge over Route 611 and develop a shared-use path along Shady Retreat Road and Burpee Road to create connections to three schools.
- Buffalo Township: $750,000 to stabilize the stream bank and improve safety at the edge of the Butler-Freeport Community Trail and remove the gravel bar in Little Buffalo Creek. (BIL)
- Westmont Borough: $700,000 to create an approximately 1-mile-long safe bicycle and pedestrian connection along Stanford Avenue and Veta Lane between downtown Westmont and Westmont-Hilltop Junior-Senior High School. The project includes improvements to Stanford Avenue’s intersections with Route 271 (Menoher Boulevard) and St Clair Road (Route 3005). Proposed improvements include ADA-compliant sidewalk and curb ramps, signing, and pavement markings.
- Bellefonte Borough: $325,000 for a streetscape and safety improvement project including reconfiguring the walkway along South Spring Street and West Bishop Street downtown; replacing the entire sidewalk in this area; creating new curbing; creating a safe entrance and exit into and out of a building on the corner of Route 144; adding bulb-outs and ADA curbs at the appropriate intersections; adding street lighting, planters, constructing a green buffer and other landscape islands for color and shade and to help define the edges of the roadway, parking, and walkways creating a more welcoming, safe walkway for pedestrians. (BIL)
- Borough of State College: $1.1 million to construct 1.6 miles of shared-use path in the borough to connect existing bicycle facilities. The Easterly Parkway, Westerly Parkway, and Blue Course Drive paths will connect with the existing Orchard Park Bikeway, Blue Course Drive Shared Use Path, Blue and White Trails, and the Gill Street Bike Connector. (BIL)
- Ferguson Township: $700,000 to install a concrete sidewalk on the west side of Water Street from the Route 26/Route 45 intersection south to Chestnut Street. Work will also include shoulder widening to accommodate bike lanes on Route 45 and painting bike legends on the shoulder; installing a rectangular rapid flashing beacon at the existing bike crossing on Nixon Road; and installing signs and legends for sharrows on a portion of Route 45. (BIL)
- Penn Township: $845,000 to install a 5-foot-wide sidewalk along the east side of Jenners Pond Road from the intersection of Baltimore Pike to the existing sidewalk to the south, and along Route 796 from the Shoppes at Jenners Village signalized intersection to the existing sidewalk at the intersection of Route 796 and Baltimore Pike. (BIL)
- Borough of Sligo: $105,000 to replace the pedestrian bridge over Licking Creek, adjacent to Route 58. (BIL)
- Clarion County: $2 million to rehabilitate Brady Tunnel, a 2,468-foot railroad tunnel on Armstrong Trails, a rails to trails project. This would close one of the top trail gaps in the state, with continuing construction including a steel tunnel liner/drainage system and cast-in-place footings.
- Sandy Township: $1 million to install sidewalks along Maple Avenue and Shaffer Road, a pedestrian crosswalk on Maple Avenue, and traffic signal and pedestrian upgrades at the Maple Avenue and Shaffer Road intersection. (BIL)
- Clinton County Planning Office: $1 million to continue the Bald Eagle Valley Trail by constructing a ramp to carry the trail off the former railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River, build 3,200 feet of new trail surface on an abandoned Pine Creek Township road and install sharrows and share-the-road signage on approximately 3 miles of River Road.
- East Pennsboro Township: $1 million to construct a pedestrian bridge over East Penn Drive. The project would include 1,100 feet of ADA-compliant approach ramps and trail; ADA-compliant ramps and warning domes for crossing Center Street and the park entrance; pavement markings to advise motorists of pedestrian crossings; ADA-compliant sidewalks to connect the proposed trail to existing trails; new trail connecting to the existing trail on the west side of East Penn Drive and connecting to parking on the east side; an LED-lit travel advisory sign; native plants for landscaping; and sustainable stormwater management provisions. (BIL)
- City of Harrisburg:
- $900,000 to restore approximately 2,300 linear feet of degraded, paved trail on the Capital Area Greenbelt’s Paxtang Parkway Trail including culvert replacements and stabilizations where the trail crosses the Parkway Creek, as well as utility and stormwater work.
- $925,000 to install ADA curb ramps, one signalized and seven unsignalized intersections along Herr Street (Route 3018). The project also includes installing 185 feet of missing sidewalk along the route, regrading an embankment and installing a curb extension to improve sight distance, and installing four accessible bus stops with shelters. (BIL)
- Chadds Ford Township: $1 million for Several pedestrian crossing and intersection improvements along Route 1, and a multi-use trail parallel to Route 1. The multi-use trail will proceed off-road parallel to North Creek Road to the Chadds Ford Historical Society parking lot, and at the intersection of Route 1 and South Creek Road the trail proceeds south along South Creek Road.
- Nether Providence Township: $1 million to install a .25-mile sidewalk along Providence Road from Mother of Providence School to East Rose Valley Road. (BIL)
- Township of Upper Darby: $1.3 million to implement roadway and sidewalk improvements along Garrett Road such as ADA-curb ramps, bicycle lanes, and roadway restriping to support multimodal and pedestrian connectivity. (BIL)
- Yeadon Borough: $1 million for the West Cobbs Creek Parkway to install landing strips improving water quality and providing traffic calming as well as ADAP-compliant cub cut ramps and crosswalk striping. A traffic signal would be redesigned and a bulbout installed at the W. Cobbs and MacDade intersection to improve pedestrian safety. (BIL)
- Borough of Edinboro: $420,000 to improve pedestrian safety on Route 6 by building approximately 2,150 feet of sidewalk from the edge of the business district to the Edinboro University entrance. This will enable safe two-way access for pedestrians to the Post Office and university campus. (BIL)
- Union City Borough: $875,000 to replace the existing sidewalks along the east side of Bridge Street from Concord Street to High Street (Route 6), on Willow Street from Bridge Street to Market Street, and a section of Concord Street from the school entrance to Bridge Street. Bump outs will be provided at appropriate intervals. ADA curb ramps with detectable warning surfaces will be installed at all street/alley intersections and crosswalks. (BIL)
- Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority: $840,000 to extend the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail to the west end of Shippensburg along an abandoned Western Maryland Railroad corridor. (BIL)
- Borough of Archbald: $330,000 to install new concrete curbs and sidewalk along the section of Columbus Drive from Valley View High School and Valley View Intermediate School. The project will include grading, grass restoration, and an ADA ramp. (BIL)
- Dickson City Borough: $1.2 million to complete construction of the multimodal Dickson City Main Avenue Plan providing improved bicycle, pedestrian, and existing bus-service access, connecting citizens of all abilities with the historic downtown, existing trails, businesses, parks, and a hospital. (BIL)
- Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority: $300,000 to close a gap in the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail by creating an alternative transportation corridor that will provide for safe passage of pedestrians and cyclists from the main street. The Dickson Trail project created a mile of trail and this project will assist in moving trail users along Enterprise Lane that turns into Eagle Lane.
- City of Lancaster: $1.5 million for the Conestoga Boardwalk, a 725-foot walkway/bikeway that will be a key connection in the planned Greater Lancaster Heritage Pathway and will allow residents to walk or bike to access the Conestoga River and the Waterworks and Conestoga Pines Park. The Boardwalk will be adjacent to Walnut Street/ Route 23 and will connect trails at the city’s operations center with the Walnut Street Fishing Area.
- Sadsbury Township: $1 million to construct a 3-mile segment of the Enola Low-Grade Trail on an abandoned rail corridor between Bart Township and the Chester County line. Includes grading and surfacing for a 10-foot wide stone/paved trail with 2-foot shoulders. Existing drainage facilities will be cleaned and replaced as needed, and there will be three at-grade road crossings of low-volume local roads and one trailhead.
- Union Township: $270,000 to install sidewalks and safety improvements on Bluff Street (from Boroline Street to West Division Street), Spring Street (from Smithfield Street to Bluff Street), Smithfield Street (from Boroline Street to West Division Street), Walter Street, Magee Street, West Division Street (from Smithfield Street to Bluff Street), and Boroline Street (from Smithfield Street to Bluff Street). (BIL)
- Jonestown Borough: $1.1 million to construct curb extensions at three intersections on Market Street and to enhance crosswalk and pedestrian visibility as well as stormwater movement. (BIL)
- Lebanon County Planning Department: $1.3 million for a new bridge over the Quittapahilla Creek; a partial road realignment from the new bridge southward to a new, safer direct connection with existing Chestnut Street and South 22nd Street and the trail network in Gloninger Woods Park; and the rail-trail running on the west side of South 22nd Street. (BIL)
- City of Allentown: $1.3 million to rehabilitate Bogert’s Bridge, including full disassembly and reassembly to correct the existing sag and lean in the structure; evaluating and replacing bridge members; replacing the roof system; replacing the timber siding; fumigating the existing timber for reuse and fire-retardant treatment for existing and new members. The scope of work also includes removing retrofits installed in 1964; replacing timber floor beams and deck; installing steel girders; replacing deteriorated truss members; and replacing existing abutments and wingwalls. (BIL)
- Borough of Coopersburg: $1 million for traffic, pedestrian, and bicycling improvements to S. Main St. (Route 2045) including two pedestrian crosswalk intersections; curb, sidewalk, and ADA improvements; pedestrian lighting; parallel parking designation and bicycling sharrows. This streetscape plan on three blocks completes the “missing link” of 1 mile stretch of Main St. providing pedestrian, bicycle & motoring safe travel from the south to the north of the Borough.
- Borough of Slatington: $400,000 to restore and repair the historic "100 Steps" and improve stormwater drainage next to the steps. (BIL)
- South Whitehall Township: $1 million to extend the Jordan Creek Greenway 1 mile from the end of the existing trail at Wehr Mill Road to Lapp Road within Covered Bridge Park. The project includes a shared-use path, landscape plantings, wayfinding signage, and intersection pedestrian and ADA upgrades. (BIL)
- Whitehall Township: $320,000 to expand the Ironton Rail Trail trailhead parking area to double the capacity from 36 to 72 spaces, pave the entire 72-space parking area, and construct stormwater management improvements including a bioretention rain garden. (BIL)
- North Whitehall Township: $70,000 to improve safety at an Ironton Rail-Trail crosswalk by adding pavement markers to alert drivers of trail-user crossing and to improve visibility by adding two rectangular rapid flashing beacons on both sides of the crosswalk. (BIL)
- City of Pittston: $1 million to extend the Riverfront Trail to the North Main Street Neighborhood in Pittston City and create ADA improvements and safety features including lighting and pedestrian signage. The trail will provide alternative transportation routes like bicycle routes and pedestrian pathways to river areas, the main street, and local bus stops.
- Hanover Township: $1 million to grade and surface the railroad alignment of the former Lehigh Valley Railroad between Mountain Top and Laurel Run Borough. Improvements also include repairing or improving drainage, interpretive signing, wayfinding signage, fencing as needed, bollards and gates installation to prevent unauthorized vehicles, and other rail-to-trail improvements. (BIL)
- Borough of Montoursville: $800,000 to create a new pedestrian route that connects regional transit, the Montoursville Business District, and residential areas to the Williamsport Regional Airport as well as Pennsylvania College of Technology's Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center.
- Pocono Township: $900,000 to install sidewalks, pedestrian crosswalks, ADA ramps, and lighting on the east side of Route 611 from Learn Road to the existing bus stop at a business, and on the west side from Old Mill Road south to the bus stop at Township Drive. (BIL)
- Borough of Lansdale: $373,000 for the Liberty Bell Trail, a 10-foot wide shared-use trail including a stream crossing which will start near the 9th Street and Moyers Road intersection and run north to Tremont Drive and the borough’s northern border. The .75-mile off-road trail will link Lansdale’s northern residential neighborhoods with Wedgewood Park and Moyers Road Fields. (BIL)
- Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association: $230,000 for My School In Motion, an interactive program teaching middle school students pedestrian and bicycle safety laws. The program includes parent and teacher engagement, resources, two large events, and a walkability/bikeability audit program for students. (BIL)
- Hatfield Township: $910,000 for the Liberty Bell Trail, a 10-foot-wide shared-use path along approximately 1,500 feet extending from Orvilla Road. Sidewalk will be provided along Orvilla Road to connect with the existing sidewalk at Schwab Road and Tarrington Way, and a crossing for the rail line will be provided along Orvilla Road. (BIL)
- North Wales Borough: $770,000 to improve resident safety and accessibility by installing pedestrian facilities along Center Street from Route 2010 (Walnut Street) to Washington Avenue and along West Street from Shearer Street to Montgomery Avenue. (BIL)
- Lafayette College: $710,000 to install traffic-calming devices such as curb bump-outs and marked crosswalks, and add light fixtures, bicycle racks, benches, landscaping, and street trees. (BIL)
- City of Sunbury: $800,000 for streetscape work on Market Street including new sidewalks, curbs and ADA-compliant curb ramps, new LED lighting, and a new guide railing. Additionally, the concrete wall will be repaired and covered with an epoxy protectant, the north side retaining wall will be replaced with new concrete segmental retaining walls behind a new concrete curb, and the 10th and Chestnut Street intersection will be narrowed for safer pedestrian crossing. (BIL)
- City of Philadelphia – OTIS/Streets department will receive:
- $1 million for a streetscape, sidepath/trail, and intersection safety upgrade project which completes a major gap in the Philadelphia and Circuit trail network. Upon completion, trail users will connect to the Pennypack Trail and the East Coast Greenway, safely allowing passage from Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods to the national East Coast Greenway (both completed portions and soon-to-be constructed portions).
- $1 million to replace painted pedestrian areas on Chestnut Street with concrete pedestrian islands to elevate pedestrian safety along the corridor and expand the project area west to 63rd Street.
- $1 million for Logan Square sidewalk modernization at the Swann Memorial Fountain, including updating eight outdated ADA ramps and replacing approximately 18,000 square feet of deteriorated concrete sidewalk and granite curb matching work surrounding the improved areas of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (BIL)
- $540,000 to improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Navy Yard by installing the first phase of a shared-use sidepath along the western side of South Broad Street from FDR park to the Navy Yard.
- $450,000 for a project coordinator for a middle school pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum including developing parent/caregiver materials, a bicycle and pedestrian safety learning e-module for students, creating conceptual design plans that create slow zones around schools, and other coordination.
- Berlin Borough: $1 million to construct curb and sidewalks from Hay Street to 10th Avenue on the south side of east Main Street/Route 160 and continue construction on the north side of Main Street from (Berlin school) Cassel Drive to North Street. (BIL)
- Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County: $860,000 for the Garrett Borough Streetscape project including installing new sidewalks, curbs, ADA ramps, and decorative street lighting. (BIL)
- Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County: $1.4 million to install new sidewalks, curbing, and ADA curb ramps in Rockwood Borough. Prior to sidewalk installation, the borough will relocate and replace existing sewer and water lines in the area. (BIL)
- Susquehanna County: $1.3 million for a trail project located in Harmony Township to connect to trail projects underway in Stevens Point that will improve the D&H Rail-Trail to the New York state liner. The project will improve about 3.5 miles of trail with drainage improvements, resurfacing, and signage.
- Richmond Township: $470,000 to add pedestrian accommodations along south Main Street. (BIL)
- City of Franklin: $1 million for safety improvements at the intersection of 12th and Liberty Streets, such as pedestrian bump-outs, improving visibility, and adding a bicycle lane between 13th and 12th Streets.
- Washington County: $900,000 to rehabilitate a pre-Civil War-era railroad tunnel along the abandoned CSX rail line in Buffalo Township. The tunnel is part of the National Pike Trail and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. (BIL)
- City of Jeannette: $800,000 to install sidewalks along Lowry Ave to improve pedestrian safety. Work includes demolishing and replacing the existing curb and sidewalks and installing ADA ramps from the intersection of Park Street South to the Municipal boundary with Hempfield Township. The sidewalk will service the Jeannette Mckee Middle School on the East side of Lowry Ave.
- Springettsbury Township: $535,000 to create an ADA-compliant intersection, add pedestrian accommodations, and increase the walkability of the intersection of Route 462 (East Market Street) and Kingston Road. (BIL)
- York County: $1.4 million to rehabilitate the Sheepford Bridge for pedestrian and bicycle access while preserving its historic character. (BIL)
Read the full May 8, 2018, release.
- City of Pittsburgh
- $980,000 to enhance pedestrian safety and access by constructing sidewalks within critical gaps throughout the city.
- 464,011 to hire a full-time Safe Route to School coordinator to increase safe walking and bicycling opportunities for city students, purchase and distribute safety items (helmets, lights, reflectors) and expand the after-school bike program.
- Broad Top Township – $246,152 for construction of a two-mile extension to the existing H&BT Rail Trail from the Riddlesburg trailhead, north towards the Warriors Path State Park in Saxton.
- Exeter Borough – $1,000,000 for improved pedestrian safety and access through the construction of continuous sidewalk, pedestrian lighting, and defined entrances and exits for business driveways along Perkiomen Avenue from East Neversink Road to 36th Street.
- Topton Borough – $927,078 to construct a path through Topton’s park to connect the borough’s neighborhoods and business district to West Weis Street, closing sidewalk gaps and providing access to the elementary and intermediate/middle schools.
- Antis Township – $875,780 for the construction of a hike/bike trail along the right-of-way of the former Logan Valley Streetcar Line.
- Solebury Township – $1,000,000 to build the next segment of the Route 202 Cross-County Trail within the Aquetong Park boundaries.
- Doylestown Township – $985,000 for construction of a 0.8-mile trail along Shady Retreat and Burpee Roads that will connect several neighborhoods to the Doyle Elementary School, Lenape Middle School and Central Bucks West High Schools.
- Lower Makefield Township – $700,000 for 3,500 linear feet of 10’ multi-use trail that will connect the existing trail to several township facilities, parks and schools.
- Adams Township – $936,100 for new sidewalks to create a safe route through the Creslo neighborhood to the Forest Hills school campus.
- Mount Aloysius College – $666,026 to construct a sidewalk from the college to the Cresson Business District, as defined by the Cambria County Planning Commission as a high priority project in the Admiral Peary Corridor.
- Carbon County – $403,986 to connect the D&L Trail from the northern trailhead to the new pedestrian bridge south of the Carbon County Parking Lot with a safe delineated travel path along the Lehigh River.
- Borough of State College – $935,000 to improve pedestrian safety through sidewalk improvements, pedestrian fencing, street lights, street furniture and landscape features for traffic calming.
- Greater Valley Forge TMA – $111,000 for the interactive My School on the Move program that teaches middle school students traffic safety laws.
- East Marlborough Township – $750,000 to improve safety for students, residents, and visitors accessing the Unionville-Chadds Ford Middle/High School campus with sidewalks, crosswalks, medians and roadway narrowing.
- London Grove Township – $1,280,300 to construct approximately 2,500 feet of sidewalk and curb on the south side of State Road between Prospect Avenue/Wickerton Road (State Route 0841) and Schoolhouse Road, including striped crosswalks and ADA compliant curb ramps at three intersections.
- Clinton County – $1,087,197 to build a critical phase of the 11-mile Clinton County Rail Trail that connects five Clinton County municipalities to the Lycoming County border, and ultimately to the Jersey Shore trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
- City of Lock Haven – $1,000,000 for sidewalks, curbing, trees and ADA-compliant handicap ramps along three blocks of East Church Street from Bellefonte Avenue to North Jay Street.
- Renovo Borough – $40,000 to further study and potentially design sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, crosswalks and curbing along 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th Streets.
- Town of Bloomsburg – $1,113,350 to repair deteriorated sidewalks, construct new sidewalks and install new street lighting on State Routes 11 and 487 from 7th Street to 3rd Street.
- Pymatuning State Park – $958,461 to improve and extend the Pymatuning State Park Spillway Rail Trail nearly four miles, resulting in safe visitor access to park visitor centers, schools, and connection with the PA Route 6 and Bicycle PA Route Y near Linesville.
- Media Borough – $400,000 for a stormwater parkette to reduce flooding in north Media through collection and infiltration of stormwater, making streets and sidewalks safer and improving the local water quality.
- Concord Township – $1,163,000 for construction of Phase 1A of the multimodal Octoraro Trail in Concord and Chadds Ford Townships from State Route 202 to Temple Road.
- Chadds Ford Township – $1,000,000 for development of a multi-modal trail extending from the Township Municipal Complex on the south side of U.S. Route 1 to the Village of Chadds Ford at South Creek Road and Station Way Road/North Creek Road.
- City of Erie
- $1,000,000 for updated signing, pavement markings, traffic control devices, and sidewalk improvements that will enhance the safety of student walking routes in the city of Erie.
- $250,000 to add bike lanes, crosswalks, and a way-finding signage system throughout the city’s trail network.
- Borough of Edinboro – $429,480 to install a multi-modal pathway along the east side of State Route 699 to provide a safe space for pedestrians, users of wheelchairs, and bicyclists.
- Jenks Township – $1,196,169 to construct a six-mile segment of trail and a trail hub that will serve cyclists, snowmobiles and equestrians. The project will provide a link to several trails, including the North Country Trail, Knox to Kane Trail, and the Allegheny National Forest trail system.
- Borough of Waynesboro – $475,000 for streetlight, sidewalk, curb, and crosswalk improvements along Main Street and Walnut Street in downtown Waynesboro to improve pedestrian safety in high crash areas.
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania – $56,647 to purchase materials to educate and encourage children in kindergarten through the eighth grade to safely walk or bicycle to school.
- Indiana Borough – $355,880 to install 2,500 feet of five-foot-wide sidewalks, 30 ADA accessible ramps and crosswalks, and appropriate signage within a two block area surrounding the Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School.
- Indiana County – $310,495 for trail surface, base and drainage improvements to the Hoodlebug Trail from Saylor Park to north of Homer City.
- Keystone College – $917,815 to provide pedestrians and bicyclists a safe route to travel along College Road and a connection to the seven miles of public trails in the area of the college campus.
- Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority – $200,000 to construct a 0.9-mile paved trail from Parker Street in Scranton to Boulevard Avenue in Dickson City, closing a major gap of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. This funding supplements a $800,000 TA Set-Aside award from the Lackawanna and Luzerne Transportation Study MPO.
- Scranton – $1,000,000 to connect the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to the Steamtown National Historic Site and the city of Scranton with a pedestrian bridge.
- Dickson City – $991,110 for streetscaping, safety improvements, and a bike path connecting to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
- Manor Township – $3,000,000 to rehabilitate the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge, built in 1905, to a functional state to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic and connect two currently separate sections of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail.
- Shenango Township – $920,000 to construct a dedicated trail lane for North Country Trail users along Sankey Hill Road.
- Lebanon School District – $742,000 to construct new pedestrian/bicycle paths, sidewalks, signage, ADA curb ramps, crosswalks, lighting and school crossing improvements near Northwest Elementary School.
- Lebanon County – $964,000 to construct a multi-use trail in the City of Lebanon from 16th Street at the west end of the John E. Wengert Memorial Park to 22nd Street at the eastern end of Gloninger Woods Park in North Cornwall Township.
- Borough of Coopersburg – $1,000,000 for pedestrian and bicycling improvements to North Main Street and West State Street, including pedestrian crosswalks, curb, sidewalk, ADA improvements, pedestrian lighting, and sharrows.
- Lehigh County
- $838,188 for construction of a trail to close a 1.45-mile trail gap along the D&L Trail from the Lehigh and Northampton County line to Hanover Township’s Canal Park on the old canal tow path.
- $74,100 to perform complete structural and aesthetic rehabilitation of Geiger’s Covered Bridge over the Jordan Creek, a single span wooden bridge built in 1860. This funding supplements a $325,900 TA Set-Aside award from the Lehigh Valley MPO.
- Allentown – $1,000,000 for construction of a shared use path from the city of Allentown’s Jordan Basin Park, through the 51-acre Jordan Creek Park, through Whitehall, and halting on the western end of the 476-acre Jordan Creek Parkway.
- Wilkes University – $1,156,616 for pedestrian safety enhancements on South Franklin Street and West South Street, including replacement of damaged sidewalks, curb replacement, construction of concrete crosswalks, and the installation of pedestrian lighting. This funding supplements a $360,000 TA Set-Aside award from the Lackawanna Luzerne Transportation Study MPO.
- Pittston – $999,897 for sidewalk, curb, and drainage improvements along North Main Street in the city of Pittston.
- Loyalsock Township – $682,000 to construct a paved greenway to connect Bruce Henry Park and its surrounding residential areas in Loyalsock Township to the existing Susquehanna Bikeway and Riverwalk.
- River Valley Transit (Williamsport) – $1,000,000 to construct the Willow Street Green Infrastructure Pathway Project in the city of Williamsport, providing an improved transportation route for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Bradford – $969,150 for improvements to Main Street, including replacement of curbs and sidewalks, pedestrian crossing improvements, traffic calming, bike lanes, ADA compliant curb ramps, updated lighting, street trees, and bicycle racks.
- Mount Jewett Borough – $980,504 for new sidewalks, drainage improvements, ADA compliant curb ramps and lighting along Main Street/Route 6 in the Central Business District.
- Greenville Borough – $748,600 to construct sidewalks, retaining walls, and drainage improvements along Alan Avenue to provide a safe pedestrian connection between Thiel College and the Borough Park. This funding supplements a $240,000 TA Set-Aside award from the Shenango Valley Transportation Study MPO.
- Springfield Township – $574,920 for the second phase of a multimodal trail along State Route 208 connecting multiple land uses, including the municipal building, future township park, the airport, and numerous hotels and commercial developments.
- Mifflin County – $834,610 for a streetscape project that includes new sidewalks, curbing, trees and pedestrian lighting to improve pedestrian access.
- Tobyhanna Township – $550,000 to enhance walking and bicycling opportunities along Route 940 with a wider, improved shoulder and safer crossings in a developing corridor in the Poconos.
- Borough of Hatboro – $739,704 for construction of a six-foot-wide asphalt walking path, ADA curb ramps, five-foot-wide concrete sidewalk, and stormwater drainage in the vicinity of Crooked Billet Elementary.
- The Partnership TMA – $51,000 to enhance awareness of bike helmet safety through local partnerships and participation in community events to distribute free bike helmets and provide free bicycle helmet fittings.
- Towamencin Township – $846,000 to construct approximately 4,000 linear feet of a new 10-foot-wide pedestrian/bicycle trail from Trumbauer Road to Valley View Way along the Towamencin Creek.
- Upper Dublin Township – $750,000 to install new five-foot sidewalks along Limekiln Pike between Dreshertown Plaza and Jarrettown Elementary, including new curb and drainage improvements.
- Lower Salford Township – $505,000 for installation of sidewalks, curbs, and ADA curb ramps along Harleysville Pike and Park Avenue to connect two major shopping centers, a township park, residential neighborhoods, and a shared-use path system.
- Schwenksville Borough – $681,442 to construct sidewalks, curbs, ADA curb ramps, and traffic calming features adjacent to other recent transportation investments and with connections to the Perkiomen Trail, Meadow Park, and Schwenksville Elementary.
- Whitpain Township – $641,552 for construction of a 0.7-mile key portion of the Whitpain Trail network.
- Borough of Danville – $620,629 for construction of one mile of paved pedestrian and bicycle trail atop the Hospital Run and the Upper Susquehanna levees as part of the North Branch Canal Trail system.
- Hellertown Borough – $792,427 to improve six unsignalized intersections on Main Street with pedestrian activated crossing lights, ADA curb ramps and stamped crosswalks to increase pedestrian safety. This funding supplements a $200,000 TA Set-Aside award from the Lehigh Valley MPO.
- City of Philadelphia
- $1,000,000 to construct six sidewalk segments for needed pedestrian improvements and prepare sites for Direct Bus stations.
- $1,000,000 to modify the intersection at Broad and Locust Streets to replicate the current construction on Broad and Chestnut and Walnut Streets, improving ADA accessibility, safety, and the aesthetics of the public realm.
- $995,000 to establish a school slow zone at Cramp Elementary consisting of traffic calming interventions to reduce vehicular speeds, promote safety, and advance the city’s commitment to Vision Zero.
- $300,000 for installation of a traffic signal, pedestrian countdown timers, line striping, and sidewalks along a curb extension created by the Philadelphia Water Department’s proposed rain garden in an underutilized section of the cartway.
- $432,000 to construct curb bump-outs, pedestrian refuge islands, and expanded sidewalks to improve and increase pedestrian movement across Race Street and into Franklin Square.
- $1,000,000 to rehabilitate a severely deteriorated portion of the Manayunk Canal in Philadelphia, preserving an important historic transportation structure and mitigating potential safety issues.
- $700,000 to increase pedestrian safety on North Broad Street with the installation of medians from West Girard Avenue to Cecil B. Moore Avenue, addressing a location listed on the City’s High Injury Network and PennDOT’s 2015 Statewide High Crash Location List. This funding supplements a $300,000 TA Set-Aside award from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission MPO.
- $997,000 to improve the existing sidewalk and intersections for pedestrians and bicyclists from the Navy Yard to Hartranft Street in South Philadelphia via a multiuse side path along South Broad Street.
- Drexel University – $1,000,000 to support the goals of Philadelphia’s Vision Zero policy by creating one mid-block crosswalk and improve a second crossing on public streets connecting Drexel University’s campus in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia.
- Interstate Land Management Corporation – $1,000,000 to repair and replace damaged sidewalks with heavy pedestrian traffic under I-95.
- Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County – $1,200,000 for Phase II-A of the Berlin Revitalization Project, including sidewalks, curbs, streetscapes along a portion of the September 11th National Memorial Trail.
- Lanesboro Borough – $1,358,920 for improvements, including drainage, resurfacing, and access control, along a 5.5-mile section of the D&H Rail Trail from Brandt to the New York border.
- Tioga County – $1,500,000 to extend the Pine Creek Rail Trail three miles to the west of Wellsboro, thereby closing a trail gap, promoting tourism, and increasing economic activity.
- Borough of Lewisburg – $1,000,000 to restore Bull Run’s natural floodplain, daylight stormwater and extend the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail to Bucknell University.
- Venango County – $1,000,000 for construction of a multi-use trail along the Route 8/US 62 corridor in coordination with a PennDOT safety project.
- City of Franklin – $966,760 to rehabilitate and install new lighting, sidewalk, curbing and driveway aprons in downtown Franklin.
- Derry Township Municipal Authority – $1,000,000 to construct a trail that will extend from Keystone State Park in Derry Township to the New Alexandria Borough Municipal Park.
- City of York – $487,839 for a two-way cycle track on King Street that will include pavement markings, delineators, signage and signal work. This funding supplements a $198,704 TA Set-Aside award from the York MPO.
Read the full Jan. 10, 2017, press release.
- Mount Oliver Borough – $745,714 for a streetscape project along Brownsville Road in Mt. Oliver that includes numerous improvements to the Business District, including new sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, sharrows, and a consistent streetscape design.
- Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh – $498,793 for lighting, sidewalk repair, and traffic calming to encourage alternative modes and pedestrian safety in Homewood, a priority redevelopment area, which includes a neighborhood school, business district, and regional rapid transit.
- Swissvale Borough – $353,250 for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements including crosswalks, ADA-compliant curb cuts, pedestrian signal upgrades and bicycle safe storm sewer grates along South Braddock Avenue between McClure Avenue and Woodstock Avenue.
- Birdsboro Borough – $216,200 to replace sidewalks and construct ADA-compliant ramps at Birdsboro Elementary Center.
- City of Reading – $910,099 to create a trail segment for the Schuylkill River Trail through Reading from Reading Area Community College to Buttonwood Street, providing a safe, easily accessible, clearly marked and signed trail in the City of Reading.
- City of Altoona – $460,000 for repair of deteriorated steps and decking on the 12th Street Pedestrian Bridge.
- Warwick Township – $500,000 to create a pedestrian/bicycle trail under Route 263 to allow visitors access to recreational and cultural amenities near Moland Park.
- New Britain Township – $375,000 for construction of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail (NGT) from Lenape Lane to Upper State Road. The trail will be an ADA compliant shared use path, and will complete a missing link in the NGT, providing a connection to the 202 Parkway Trail.
- Slippery Rock Township – $138,000 to widen a paved shoulder and create a striped buffer with reflective markers separating the designated walking path from the cart way along Harmony Road.
- Zelienople Borough – $465,000 for comprehensive updates to the west side of Main Street between Beaver Street and Spring Street. Improvements will include new concrete sidewalks, curb/gutter, ADA ramps, and lighting.
- Adams Township – $145,735 to create a safe route through the Creslo neighborhood to an existing Forest Hills School Campus.
- Patton Township – $1 million to construct a 10-foot-wide shared use path to link existing shared use paths, parks and residential neighborhoods.
- Kennett Township – $700,000 for construction of the McFarland Sidewalk component of the Township’s Red Clay Greenway Trail initiative.
- Downingtown Borough – $916,600 to install a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along Woodbine Road and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk along a portion of Lincoln Highway.
- City of DuBois – $700,000 to extend the walkway and provide bus pull off areas along Beaver Drive in the Industrial Park.
- Crawford County – $475,000 for comprehensive updates to Water Street between Second Street and Third Street, including crosswalks, sidewalks, lighting and ADA-compliant curb cuts and ramps.
- City of Meadville – $219,940 for repair of the footbridge crossing Mill Run, which is a popular route for school children and on the proposed Ernst Trail, closed in 2014 due to structural deficiencies and safety concerns.
- City of Harrisburg – $1 million to replace 11,000 linear feet of damaged slab and steps along the Riverwalk in Riverfront Park.
- City of Chester – $913,488 for the Avenue of the States streetscape project, which includes sidewalk and streetscape improvements in Chester’s Central Business District.
- Radnor Township – $1 million for construction of the Radnor TAP Trail, which will provide a 5-mile north/south circuit route through nearly all of the township to create a nearly continuous 7.6-mile on-road and off-road bicycle route.
- City of Erie – $175,745 for concrete sidewalk and curb removal and reconstruction with associated streetscaping (landscaping and trees) along West 18th Street between Poplar and Liberty Streets.
- Redevelopment Authority of the City of Uniontown – $999,350 to replace sidewalks, add crosswalks, and create ADA-accessible ramps to improve safety and enhance the Historic District for both residents and visitors in the downtown.
- Green Township – $498,420 to construct continuous concrete curb and sidewalk on the east side of Route 1006 (Scotland Main Street) and place a continuous concrete curb along the west side of Scotland Main Street.
- Keystone College – $732,146 to develop two critical safe access pedestrian/bike trail connectors that fill gaps in a community trail system in Laplume Township. Improvements include two ADA-compliant trailheads with bike parking, crosswalks and a small bike share program.
- Elizabethtown Borough – $400,000 to expand the existing pathway network at Elizabethtown Area School District and Elizabethtown College. Additionally, safety enhancements along the existing pedestrian and bicycle pathway network will include lighted crosswalks and pedestrian lighting.
- City of Lancaster – $962,378 to install a pedestrian bridge over the Conestoga River, reconfigure fencing on the existing bridge to accommodate bicyclists, and construct ADA accessible trail approaches to provide a connection between two open space areas.
- West Earl Township – $999,810 to replace curbs, install sidewalk and construct ADA curb ramps on East Main Street. Additionally, a flashing pedestrian signal will be constructed at an existing crosswalk at the intersection of West Main Street and Charles Place.
- Lebanon County – $575,000 to construct the Lebanon Valley Rails-to-Trails (LVRT) bridge over Swatara Creek and a small section of LVRT in Union and Swatara townships.
- Macungie Borough – $542,288 for traffic calming and safety improvements to Macungie’s downtown gateway – encompassing one block of pedestrian lighting, trees and pavers (both sides) and one median island centered on Route 100.
- South Whitehall Township – $257,634 to continue the Jordan Creek Greenway –Section 50.
- Coopersburg Borough – $938,856 for traffic and pedestrian improvements to Station Avenue from Main Street to the Saucon Rail Trail, including crosswalks, curbs, sidewalk, accessibility improvements and pedestrian lighting. Additionally a Saucon Rail Trail extension will be constructed from Landis Street to Station Avenue.
- City of Allentown – $297,274 for pedestrian safety improvements at a high-volume intersection adjacent to the Allentown School District’s new public high school and adjacent to the “Connecting our Community” MLK Parkway Trail, which connects the downtown to the city’s western park resources.
- Wilkes University – $1 million for pedestrian and streetscape improvements on South Franklin Street and South Main Street in the City of Wilkes-Barre.
- City of Williamsport – $798,500 for phase four of the Williamsport Pathway to Health Project – a multi-phased streetscape and safety improvement project in the City of Williamsport.
- Loyalsock Township – $765,000 to construct two pedestrian bridges/trail segments to connect the Recreation Center and Park/Pool Complex and the Junior/Senior High School with Bruce Henry Park and surrounding residential areas.
- Mifflin County – $608,000 for new trees, sidewalks with adjoining pavers, curbing, ADA-compliant curb ramps, and pedestrian level lighting to improve pedestrian access and safety.
- Abington Township – $450,000 to construct a 3.26-mile on-road and off-road trail across the northern tier of the township.
- Cheltenham Township – $700,000 to construct a 1-mile segment of phase three of the Tookany Creek Trail, which starts at Harrison Avenue and ends at New Second Street and includes a 135-foot-long pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Tookany Creek.
- Limerick Township – $970,000 to construct Limerick TAP Trail, a 2.57-mile long off-road trail that will connect to existing trails and create a 4.1-mile east-west network across the township.
- City of Sunbury – $640,000 for renovations to Chestnut Street to improve pedestrian safety on Truck Route 61 in the City of Sunbury. Improvements include replacing sidewalks, curbs, and ADA curb ramps.
- City of Philadelphia – $984,692 to enable the strategic and sustainable expansion of Indego, Philadelphia’s newest public transportation system, by deploying 16 new Indego bike share stations in high-demand locations.
- City of Philadelphia – $1 million to construct a 6/10th of a mile, 12-foot-wide trail with landscaping and site amenities along the Delaware River between Magee Avenue and Princeton Avenue. The project is part of the East Coast Greenway.
- City of Philadelphia – $600,000 to remove slip ramps for eastbound and westbound Baltimore Avenue, which is the school crossing guard location for Avery D Harrington School. The project will also include green infrastructure with a subsurface stormwater retention system, signal upgrades and bump-outs.
- City of Philadelphia – $250,000 to convert over 17 lane miles into protected bicycle facilities by adding flexible delineator posts, a vertical element proven to better visually and clearly separate vehicle and bicycle space in the right of way.
- Milford Borough – $514,674 to install imprinted concrete sidewalks and pedestrian lighting.
- Somerset Borough – $428,928 to replace sidewalk sections within the historic “Uptown District” of Somerset Borough.
- Lanesboro Borough – $578,200 to replace deteriorated sidewalks along North Main Street in the borough and construct sidewalks along Tannery and Depot Streets adjacent to the Historic Starrucca Viaduct.
- Charleroi Borough – $975,000 to address deficiencies in stormwater above and under Route 88 in combination with a PennDOT betterment project.
- Westmoreland County – $1 million to construct 3.4 miles of rail trail along the former Turtle Creek Industrial Railroad corridor, now owned by Westmoreland County, in the municipalities of Murrysville and Export Borough.
- Nicolson Borough – $630,000 to renovate and replace sidewalks, curbing, ADA ramps, and street lighting within a two block section of the downtown business district.
- York County Rail Trail Authority – $883,800 for construction of a pedestrian/cycling bridge and ramps over the Codorus Creek at Emig Road as part of Northern Extension of Heritage Rail Trail County Park.
- The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside is not a grant program and no money is provided upfront.
- Projects are funded at 100% of the construction cost (including construction inspection).
- No applicant match is required.
- Project sponsors must pay for project design, pre-construction permits, clearances, etc.
- There is a minimum award of $50,000 for construction projects.
- There is a maximum award of $1,000,000, although higher awards can be justified for "exceptional" projects.
Project sponsors must meet with their Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Rural Planning Organization (RPO) staff to discuss their project application.
Project sponsors must meet with PennDOT Engineering District staff to discuss their project, PennDOT policies, and regulations.
Project sponsors may include the following:
- local governments;
- regional transportation authorities;
- transit agencies;
- natural resource or public land agencies, including Federal agencies;
- school districts, local education agencies, or schools;
- tribal governments;
- an MPO that represents an area with a population of 200,000 or fewer;
- any nonprofit entity;
- a state, at the request of another eligible entity; and
- any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitan planning organization or a State agency) that the State determines to be eligible, consistent with the goals of subsection (c) of section 213 of title 23.
Project sponsors should select consultants that have demonstrated experience in the design and timely delivery of Safe Routes to School, Transportation Alternatives Program, or Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside projects.
Eligible projects may include the following:
- bicycle and pedestrian facilities;
- bicycle and pedestrian education (grades K-8 only);
- conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails;
- construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas;
- outdoor advertising management;
- historic preservation and rehab of historic transportation facilities;
- vegetation management;
- archaeological activities;
- vulnerable road user safety assessment activities;
- stormwater management; and
- wildlife mortality mitigation.
Projects in areas designated as
PA Byways, within
DCNR Heritage Areas, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, or affiliated with the
National Park Service may be eligible under the construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas.
Large MPO Competitive Selection Documents
If you have any questions related to eligibility, the application process, or other funding considerations, please
email PennDOT's TA Set-Aside Program Office, 717-775-3276. You may also contact Jackie Koons-Felion, transportation planning manager, at 717-787-6388, or Justin Cambric, transportation planning specialist, at 717-705-1532.