TAP funding is available to projects which improve the quality of life of the community, as a whole as well as providing economic and social benefits. TAP funds can be used for a variety of alternative transportation projects, including the construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities; conversion of abandoned railroad corridors for trail use; and infrastructure-related projects to provide access for and improve the safety of children, older adults and individuals with disabilities.
TAP funds are made available through the Federal Highway Administration and are administered by the New York State Department of Transportation. The competitive solicitation process is undertaken by the Department of Transportation, working through the metropolitan planning organizations in the state, such as NYMTC. The program provides up to 80% of the cost of each project, with the remaining share coming from the local project sponsor.