Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a federal-aid program established under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Funding for TAP eligible activities was continued through 2020 as a set-aside in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) solicited applications for the state’s FY 2019 and FY 2020 TAP funding in 2018.  It should be noted that a portion of TAP funds in New Hampshire are set aside to support recreational trails projects administered by the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.  After the recreational trails set-aside, the NHDOT has approximately $5.7 Million in federal funding available to support locally-developed projects in the FY19-20 round of TAP funding.  

On January 25, 2019, NH DOT announced nine recipients of TAP funding, which included two in the SNHPC region:

TownProjectFederal $
FranklinConstruct a pedestrian walkway on the existing Trestle Bridge over the Winnipesaukee River to connect to the Mill City Park Trail.$512,000  
JaffreyConstruct and reconstruct sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes on Stratton Rd. and Peterborough St.$642,894
KeeneConstruct roadway and streetscape improvements on Marlboro St. and construct a multi-use trail connection to the Cheshire Rail Trail.$478,400

Construct a 1 mile multi-use path along the side of Harvey Rd. Webster Rd, and Grenier Field Rd.

ManchesterConstruct ADA compliant pedestrian bicycle trail along Perimeter Rd., South Willow St. and Harvey Road.$800,000


Upgrade sidewalks to ADA standards and create bicycle lanes on Lock Street and Whitney Street.$799,179
New CastleConstruct bicycle shoulders and sidewalk along Wentworth Road, NH 1B from Beach Hill Rd. To Neals Pit Lane.$322,400
NorthumberlandUpgrade 6,300 LF of sidewalk to ADA standards.$800,000
SwanzeyConstruct multi-use path on abandoned rail corridor in two locations. Improve Ashuelot Trail on west side of town and improve Cheshire trail east side of town.$600,000