ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT: Transportation Alternatives Program and Recreational Trails Program Applications Now Available

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department issued the following announcement on March 1.

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is pleased to announce that applications for the Arkansas Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and the Arkansas Recreational Trails Program (RTP) are now available.

Seminars will be held on March 26, 2019 and April 18, 2019 at the Arkansas Department of Transportation Central Office Headquarters building (physical address listed below) to inform potential eligible sponsors of TAP and RTP requirements and responsibilities. A third seminar relaying this information will be held on May 7, 2019 at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission Building in Springdale (physical address listed below).

Registration for the seminars can be found at the web address listed below.

Eligible TAP projects include, but are not limited to:

• Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure

• Construction of infrastructure related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers

• Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users 

• Any environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and abatement

activities

• Infrastructure related SRTS projects:

o Sidewalk improvements, traffic calming and speed reduction improvements

o Pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements

• Non-infrastructure related SRTS projects:

o Public awareness campaigns and outreach

o Enforcement, encouragement and evaluation programs

o Bicycle and Pedestrian education or a walking school bus program in the vicinity of a K-8 school

Original source can be found here.

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