Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program

 

The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program, 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 TA 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

TA Application

 

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

TA PROJECTS

One application was submitted this year for TA 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

  • Awarded $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.
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    Transportation Enhancements (TE) transitioned into the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) in 2013.  In 2015 the program was shorten to Transportation Alternatives (TA).  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 TA 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