The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) authorized under Section 1122 of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C. 213(b), 101(a)(29)) provides 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 enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail program projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for the planning, design or construction of boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.
Section 1122 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) established TAP in 23 U.S.C. 213. Section 1105 of MAP-21 provides for the apportionment of funds in 23 U.S.C. 104(b), from which TAP funding is set aside.
The following sections of title 23 are applicable to TAP:
For many years since the Interstate Highway System was effectively built out, historic preservation efforts have been encouraged through the allocation of transportation funds to the preservation of transportation-related historic sites and buildings. Known previously as ISTEA and TEA21 and MAP, now comes the latest version, TAP. Only this time, historic preservation projects are not eligible. Thanks to PlaceEconomics for this heads up.