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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Upcoming Active Transportation Call


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is announcing an upcoming Transportation Alternatives (TA) call for projects for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure! Through this competitive call for projects, TxDOT intends to identify projects for available nonurban TA funds and future anticipated TA funds for nonurban and small urban communities. 

 Who can apply?

  • Texas communities with populations of 5,000 or less are eligible to apply for TxDOT’s nonurban TA funds
  • Texas communities with populations between 5,001 and 200,000 are eligible to apply for TxDOT’s small urban TA funds
  • Projects must be located outside of a Transportation Management Area (TMA), defined as a Census Urbanized Area with population of 200,000 or greater 

 What types of projects are eligible?

  • Sidewalks, bikeways, shared use paths, traffic calming measures, and other safety improvements for non-motorized travel

 When are applications due?

  • TxDOT’s Call for Projects will open in mid-January 2021
  • TxDOT’s 2021 TA Call for Projects will have a two-step process:
    • Preliminary Applications will be due March 1, 2021
    • Detailed Applications will be due in June 15, 2021
  • Project sponsors must complete both application steps to compete for funding

 Where do I learn more?

  • Information will be posted on TxDOT’s webpage as details become available:
  • Save the Date! Virtual Workshops will be held in January to inform communities about TxDOT’s Call for Projects and application process, including recent changes to the program. Be on the lookout for an email with workshop registration information.
    • January 21st, (1:00 – 4:00PM)
    • January 25th, (1:00 – 4:00PM)
    • January 27th, (9:00AM – 12:00PM).  
  • Contact your local TxDOT District TA Coordinator for more information or to be added to the email list. 

 What if I have a TA project that was included on the Conditional Projects List in 2020?

  • Projects that are on the existing Conditional Projects List will be first in line for available TA funds.  Look for an email in early 2021 communicating next steps. If you have a project on the Conditional Projects List, please do not re-submit that project for the 2021 TA Call for Projects.  

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