Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

 

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Transportation Enhancements (TE), was created to help expand transportation choices and provide funding for activities that are often left out of transportation projects. Activities that are eligible for TAP funding include pedestrian and bicycle facilities, Safe Routes to School improvements, and projects that were previously funded by the Recreational Trails Program. GPATS receives $656,199 each year in total TAP funding, which is awarded on a competitive grant basis.

 

2019 Transportation Alternatives Program Document

TAP Application

 

For more information on the program and eligible activities, visit the National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse website: http://www.ta-clearinghouse.info/index.

TAP PROJECTS

One application was submitted this year for TAP funding. A short summary is included below. This project was ranked based on specific criteria and voted on during the June 2019 Policy Committee meeting. The winning project, Town of Central’s Southern Wesleyan University to Town of Central Pedestrian/Bike Connector, was added to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). For more information on this project please contact GPATS staff at 864-467-7174.

 

Town of Central

      • Southern Wesleyan University to Town of Central Connector Project

      • Requesting $643,000
      • Construction of a 3,420 foot multi-use path connecting Downtown Central to Southern Wesleyan University’s Athletic Complex on Hwy 93. This project is a portion of the larger regional Green Crescent Trail, which will ultimately connect Central, Clemson, and Pendleton.

 

 
Transportation Enhancements (TE) transitioned into the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) in 2013. The program has helped fund many projects in the GPATS region that would not have been realized otherwise. Below is a summary of all the projects that have been awarded TAP funding.

Anderson County School District 1

Ragsdale Road Sidewalk Project – Phase 1

  • Awarded $200,000 in 2013

 

Anderson County School District 4

Riverside Middle School Safe Routes to School Project

  • Awarded $200,000 in 2014

 

Anderson County

SC-81 Sidewalk Project – Phase 1

  • Awarded $240,000 in 2013

Ragsdale Road Sidewalk Project

  • Awarded $320,000 in 2017
  • Continuation of Anderson County School District 1 project from 2013

 

City of Clemson

Berkeley Drive Shared-Use Path Project

  • Awarded $400,000 in 2013

 

City of Easley

Brushy Creek Greenway Project

  • Awarded $534,000 in 2013

 

City of Fountain Inn

Woodside Park Connector Project

  • Awarded $119,400 in 2017
  • Awarded $232,080 in 2018

 

City of Greenville

Woodruff Road Sidewalk Project

  • Awarded $360,976 in 2014

Haywood Road Sidewalk Project

  • Awarded $400,000 in 2016

City of Mauldin

Multi-use Path to Sunset Park Project

  • Awarded $260,260 in 2013
  • Awarded $63,040 more in 2016

 

City of Pickens

Pickens Downtown Doodle Connector Project

  • Awarded $204,294 in 2017
  • Awarded $199,893 in 2018

 

City of Simpsonville

Simpsonville Section of Swamp Rabbit Trail Project

  • Awarded $280,000 in 2013

 

Greenville County

Poinsett Corridor Streetscape Project

  • Awarded $794,830 in 2013
  • Awarded $450,000 in 2015

 

Pickens CTC

Berkeley Drive Pedestrian Bridge

  • Awarded $400,000 in 2013
  • In conjunction with City of Clemson’s Berkeley Drive shared-use path

 

Town of Williamston

Minor Street Sidewalk Project – Phases 1 & 2

  • Awarded $200,000 in 2015