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.

 

GPATS 2013 Transportation Alternatives Program Document

SCDOT 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

Three applications were submitted this year for TAP funding. A short summary is included below. These projects were ranked based on specific criteria and voted on during the May 2018 Policy Committee meeting. The winning projects, City of Fountain Inn’s Woodside Park Connector Project and City of Pickens’ Downtown Doodle Connector Project, were added to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). For more information on these projects please contact GPATS staff at 864-467-7270.

 

City of Fountain Inn

      • Woodside Park Connector Project (Addendum to 2017 application)

      • Requesting $199,893 to complete project
      • Conversion of an old, existing walking path into a 10’ wide multi-use trail that will connect Woodside Park to Fairview Street Park, where it will then connect to an existing trail to Fountain Inn Elementary.

 

City of Pickens

      • Pickens Downtown Doodle Connector Project (Addendum to 2017 application)

      • Requesting $232,080 to complete project
      • Construction of multi-use path along E. Cedar Rock Street and S. Lewis Street to Main Street that will extend the existing Doodle trail to Downtown Pickens.

 

Town of Central

      • Southern Wesleyan University to Town of Central Connector Project

      • Requesting $643,000
      • Construction of a 3,420’ multi-use path connecting Downtown Central to Southern Wesleyan University’s Athletic Complex on Hwy 93.

 

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
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    Anderson County School District 4

    Riverside Middle School Safe Routes to School Project

  • Awarded $200,000 in 2014
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    Anderson County

    SC-81 Sidewalk Project – Phase 1

  • Awarded $240,000 in 2013
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    Ragsdale Road Sidewalk Project

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

    Berkeley Drive Shared-Use Path Project

  • Awarded $400,000 in 2013
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    City of Easley

    Brushy Creek Greenway Project

  • Awarded $534,000 in 2013
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    City of Fountain Inn

    Woodside Park Connector Project

  • Awarded $119,400 in 2017
  • Active application requesting $232,080 more in 2018 cycle
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    City of Greenville

    Woodruff Road Sidewalk Project

  • Awarded $360,976 in 2014
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    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
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    City of Pickens

    Pickens Downtown Doodle Connector Project

  • Awarded $204,294 in 2017
  • Active application requesting $199,893 in 2018 cycle
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    City of Simpsonville

    Simpsonville Section of Swamp Rabbit Trail Project

  • Awarded $280,000 in 2013
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    Greenville County

    Poinsett Corridor Streetscape Project

  • Awarded $794,830 in 2013
  • Awarded $450,000 more in 2015
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    Pickens CTC

    Berkeley Drive Pedestrian Bridge

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

    Minor Street Sidewalk Project – Phases 1 & 2

  • Awarded $200,000 in 2015