ITD Seeking Proposals for Bike/Ped Projects; Deadline is Friday, Nov. 4
$1.4 Million will Fund Infrastructure Improvements that Address Safety
In early September, the Idaho Transportation Board “approved a plan to use surplus federal funds on projects that will make Idaho’s highways safer.” Of the additional $21.7 million, $1.4 million will be allocated to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which funds bicycle and pedestrian projects.
As far as we know, this is an unprecedented move and represents a significant win for active transportation in Idaho.
Below is information from an Idaho Transportation Department news release that outlines the deadline, the types of projects to be considered, and some application requirements.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ITD seeks proposals for $1.4 million in transportation alternatives safety projects
BOISE – Approximately $1.4 million is available through Nov. 4 to qualified applicants for one-time Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects focused on safety. Funds are specifically aimed at reducing fatal and serious-injury crashes that involve pedestrians and bicyclists through infrastructure improvements.
Final applications must be submitted to ITD electronically. Applicants can visit the TAP-Safety website: http://itd.idaho.gov/ContractingServices/TAP/default.htm to access the new application, eligible entities and instructions for submitting proposals.
At a minimum, application requirements include:
- Addressing infrastructure improvement to reduce fatalities and/or serious injuries, based on crash data between 2011 and 2015. See Idaho Local Road Crash Data 2011-2015 map at
- Commitment to completing the design and be construction-ready by July 1, 2017.
- Ability to provide a local cash-only match of 7.34 percent.
- Projects that have secured necessary right of way.
- Projects that have Environmental requirements that do not exceed Categorical Exclusion.