State Highway Administration accepting alternative transportation project proposals

BALTIMORE - The Maryland State Highway Administration announced Friday that it is seeking proposals for non-traditional transportation projects funded through the Transportation Alternatives Program.

Until May 15, local governments and government-sponsored community groups can submit applications to the SHA.

The Transportation Alternatives Program has about $10 million in federal funds available for a variety of alternative transportation projects including planning, design and construction for non-motorized transportation, such as pedestrian trails and bicycle routes.

“The non-traditional projects funded through Transportation Enhancement projects enhance the quality of life for Maryland residents and visitors throughout the state,” SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a statement.

The Transportation Alternatives Program was created last year under the new federal transportation authorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), and replaces funding previously made available through the Transportation Enhancement and Safe Routes to School programs.

The new program develops projects to provide safe routes for non-drivers, as well as community improvement and environmental mitigation activities. Eligible project sponsors include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit authorities, school districts and natural resource or public land agencies.

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