SEMCOG University: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

$5 million available through TAP for FY-2016

SEMCOG has recently issued a call for projects for the Fiscal Year 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Through this program there is $5 million available for fiscal year (FY) 2016 for eligible projects, such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, including shared-use paths and safe-routes for non-drivers; streetscape improvements; transportation-related environmental mitigation activities; historic preservation projects; and projects to encourage K-8 students to walk or bike to school. Please visit SEMCOG’s TAP website for additional information.

Applications for TAP are due to SEMCOG on April 27th. Eligible projects will be evaluated by SEMCOG’s Regional Clearinghouse Review Committee with award announcements made in late June or early July 2015.

SEMCOG and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will provide participants with presentations on:

  • eligibility and competitiveness criteria;
  • submitting a TAP application through MDOT’s MGS system;
  • project selection process;
  • successfully selected and implemented projects; and
  • best practices and guidance for applying and implementing projects.

Counties, county road commissions, cities, villages, townships, transit agencies, nonmotorized planners, engineers, and school districts should attend.

Here are the pertinent details on this SEMCOG University workshop:

What:SEMCOG University: $5 million available through the 
Transportation Alternatives Program – agenda

When:March 4, 2015, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
(Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Where:SEMCOG Offices, 1001 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
48226; parking in 1 State Street Parking Garage will be validated.

Registration:Required. Visit SEMCOG’s website to register for this event.


Contact: Kevin Vettraino, SEMCOG Plan Implementation.