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Transportation Alternatives Program

Street view of US-12 /Michigan Ave. in Saline
Department of Transportation

Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a competitive grant program that uses federal transportation funds designated by Congress for specific activities that enhance the intermodal transportation system and provide safe alternative transportation options.

The revised TAP Applicant Guide is available. The guide consolidates TAP information for the overall Michigan TAP program, including the MDOT TAP program, six metropolitan planning organization (MPO) TAP programs, and the MDOT Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The guide includes a focus on how to be competitive in the MDOT TAP program. It is highly recommended that any potential TAP project be discussed with a TAP grant coordinator or any potential SRTS project be discussed with a SRTS grant coordinator before beginning an application. We want potential applicants to be assured they have a competitive concept worth investing in significant documentation.