Examples of eligible TAP infrastructure projects include sidewalks, pedestrian amenities and wayfinding, bike lanes, bike parking and bike share systems, all meant to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Governor Scott Walker announced that 29 agencies across the state will receive $15.7 million in funding for Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) projects. TAP projects are federally-funded, smaller scale transportation projects have a utilitarian purpose which expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life and protect the environment.
“It's important that both urban and rural residents have safe options to get to school and work,” said Walker. “This program enhances public mobility, economic development and the overall quality of life for our citizens.”
Examples of eligible TAP infrastructure projects include sidewalks, pedestrian amenities and wayfinding, bike lanes, bike parking and bike share systems (capital costs, not operating costs), all meant to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Examples of TAP non-infrastructure projects include Safe Routes to School programs and city-wide, district-wide or school specific bike/pedestrian plans.
TAP projects are generally funded 80 percent federally, with a 20 percent local match. Individual awards can be seen at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website. Federal funds are capped at the award amount listed.
Beloit School District: $478,362 — Inman Parkway Sidewalk
City of Ashland: $720,000 — Ashland Pedestrian and Bike Improvements
City of Kaukauna: $75,440 — STH 96/Green Bay Road Bicycle Lane Extension
City of Madison: $847,155 — Garver Path
City of Milwaukee: $638,400 — East and West Washington Street/West Scott Street Bicycle Boulevard
City of Milwaukee: $256,000 — Milwaukee Complete Streets Handbook
City of Milwaukee: $573,300 — Pedestrian and Transit Intersection Improvements
City of Milwaukee: $595,846 — Safe Routes to School Plan Implementation Phase 1
City of New Richmond: $777,529 — County Road A Off‐Road Trail
City of Oshkosh: $255,277 — Tribal Heritage Crossing Connection
City of River Falls: $48,000 — River Falls Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
City of Wausau: $640,497 — Business Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail — 72nd Ave.
City of Wausau: $70,400 — Wausau Safe Routes to School Plan
City of Wauwatosa: $448,143 — Wauwatosa BikeShare III
East Central WI Regional Planning Commission: $572,240 —East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Safe Routes to School Plan
Forest County Potawatomi Community: $60,000 — USH 8 Pathway to Wellness Project — Feasibility Study
Jefferson County Parks: $1,102,840 — Interurban Transportation Trail — Watertown to Oconomowoc
Kenosha County: $386,096 — County C Shared‐Use Path — 114th Avenue to 100 ft. East of Des Plaines River
Milwaukee County Parks Department: $2,000,000 — Historic Lake Park Ravine Bridge Replacement
Milwaukee County Parks Department: $96,160 — Greenfield Park Oak Leaf Trail Reconstruction
Milwaukee County Parks Department: $120,000 — Little Menomonee River Parkway Oak Leaf Trail Relocation
Milwaukee Public Schools: $328,800 — Milwaukee Public Schools Safe Routes to School Program
Sparta Area School District: $7,778 — Blinking Crosswalk Signs for a Safer Route to School
Town of Iron River: $663,974 — Iron River Community Sidewalk Project
Village of Allouez: $468,424 — Doty School Safe Routes to School Project
Village of Cottage Grove: $554,800 — Glacial Drumlin Path
Village of Howard: $528,192 — Velp Avenue Trail — Phase 1
Village of Rothschild: $710,052 — Rothschild‐Schofield Business 51 Bypass Trail
Waukesha County: $1,696,000 — Pewaukee to Brookfield Bicycle Pedestrian Trail
For more information, visit wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/aid/tap.aspx.