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State Seeks Applications for Transportation Alternatives Projects

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The West Maui Greenway is a past Transportation Alternatives project. Photo credit: Maui Bicycling League.

The Highways Division of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Transportation is seeking project applications for the federally funded Transportation Alternatives program.

The program is for community-based projects that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience in Hawaiʻi.

Transportation Alternatives (TA) 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.

Applications for this funding opportunity must be received no later than May 10, 2021. 

Entities eligible to receive TA funds include:

  • Local governments (e.g. counties)
  • Regional transportation authorities
  • Transit agencies
  • Natural resource or public land agencies
  • School districts, local education agencies or schools
  • Nonprofits responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs
  • Any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for, or oversight of, transportation or recreational trails (other than a metropolitan planning organization or a State agency) that the State determines to be eligible

If you are interested in applying, please visit the link to the Guide and Application here:


TA funds are made available to the State through the Federal Highway Administration and administered by HDOT, Highways Division, Planning Branch. This program provides 80 percent of project-related cost, with the remaining 20 percent provided by project sponsors. TA fund recipients will be required to provided assurance of Local Match.

TA projects are selected via a competitive scoring process.  More details and information can be found on HDOT Highway’s Division website:

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