Transportation Enhancements (TE) program
funds have been awarded for projects through fiscal year 2014. The TE program funds projects that
increase multi-modal transportation alternatives and enhance
communities and the environment. Federal funds administered through this program provide up to 80%
of costs for a wide variety of projects such as bicycle or
pedestrian facilities, landscaping or streetscaping and the
preservation of historic transportation structures.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program
(BPFP) joined the TE program starting in the calendar year 2008 application cycle. As the name implies,
BPFP funds bicycle and bicycle/pedestrian facilities. Per state statute, BPFP cannot fund exclusively pedestrian projects or streetscaping projects even if they include some bicycle and pedestrian elements. Because the TE program also extensively funds bicycle and pedestrian facilities, the two programs share the same application, review and selection process.
The TE program and the BPFP were impacted by
Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21),
the federal transportation act that was signed into law on July 6,
2012. MAP-21 provisions took effect on October 1, 2012. TE and BPFP
projects generally remain eligible for funding within the
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), a more comprehensive
Certain categories such as bicycle and pedestrian educational projects
were altered by MAP-21.
Please see Section B of
Federal Highway Administration
guidance for a list of categories that are eligible for
WisDOT tentatively plans to begin the next TAP awards cycle by
Beginning with the projects awarded in 2010, local sponsors
constructing projects requiring a LLC must attend a one-day training
session. The training session instructs sponsors on the local letting
process and results in certification to administer and deliver these
projects. The updated Sponsor's Guide (September 2012) and the
Certification form are available below. The fourth document provides
clarification on frequently asked questions regarding the
A report published in May of 2005 reviews Transportation Enhancement (TE) projects constructed around the state since the TE program began in 1993. The report contains photos and narratives of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, community streetscaping and landscaping efforts, along with improvements to historic transportation structures. The report’s introduction provides background information and summary statistics about the TE program.
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