Prior to both CSLIP and TAP, the Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities offered funding opportunities to help expand transportation choices and enhance the transportation experience through eligible activities related to surface transportation, including pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and safety programs, scenic and historic highway programs, landscaping and scenic beautification, historic preservation, and environmental mitigation. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) replaced the Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities with the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) authorized funding for programs and projects defined as “transportation alternatives”, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation, and many more. However, funding for TAP was limited, between $4 million and $6 million per year, the application process was complex and the applicants must be Local Agency Program (LAP) certified. This certification put a strain on applicants by requiring them to demonstrate unrealistic levels of technical expertise as well as undergo a stringent state review process and implementation schedule.
The Complete Streets and Other Localized Initiatives Program (CSLIP), a successor to the TAP, does not have LAP requirements, automates the application process, and evaluates projects based on objective criteria and consistency with Commitment 2040. The program also grants projects access to federal SU dollars in addition to the TAP dollars, creating a larger pot for funding.
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