Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a legislative program that was authorized in 2012 by federal transportation legislation, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). With certain exceptions, projects that met eligibility criteria for the Safe Routes to School Program, Transportation Enhancements, and/or the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program will be eligible TAP projects. Please review the discussion of ineligible activities in the Federal Highway Administration TAP Guidance to determine if federal eligibility changes pursuant to MAP-21 may impact a proposed TAP project.

2014-2018 TAP award cycle

TAP second-round applications for the 2014-2018 award cycle were due on March 28, 2014. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) TAP award announcement date is to be determined. Please check this website for future updates. Successful applicants will need to attend a Sponsor's Guide training on September 3, 2014. Please see the Training requirements section below for more information.


TAP project timeline

To comply with state statute, TAP projects must commence within four years from a project award, or by July 1, 2014, whichever date is later. TAP applicants should consider this statute when analyzing potential or existing TAP projects. WisDOT does not have the authority to grant exemptions or extensions to this project commencement requirement.

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TAP projects within the jurisdiction of a Transportation Management Area (TMA) will be selected at the regional level by TMAs, which are metropolitan planning organizations with a population over 200,000. TMA contact information is provided below.

Training requirements

Beginning with projects awarded in 2010, local sponsors constructing projects requiring a Local Let Contract (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 certification process.


The next Sponsor's Guide training is scheduled in Wisconsin Rapids on September 3, 2014. Necessary attendees will receive a training invitation from WisDOT.

Regional local program contacts

Please direct TAP questions to the appropriate WisDOT contact person listed below.

Southwest Region

Marilyn Daniels
Phone: (608) 246-3864
Fax: (608) 246-3819

Southeast Region

Robert Schmidt
Phone: (262) 548-8789
Fax: (262) 521-4425

Northeast Region

Sandy Carpenter
Phone: (920) 492-5681
Fax: (920) 492-5711

North Central Region

Joe Benbenek
Phone: (715) 365-5714
Fax: (715) 365-5780

Northwest Region

Bill Zimmer
Phone: (715) 635-5014
Fax: (715) 635-2309

Statewide Contact

Tressie Kamp
Phone: (608) 266-3973
Fax: (608) 266-0658

Questions about the content of this page:
Tressie Kamp, tressie.kamp@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 25, 2014

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