Transportation Enhancement Program

January 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces $67 million for bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path enhancement projects. 63 projects will encourage tourism and economic development opportunities statewide.

In Orange County the following projects were awarded funding:

October 22, 2013

The 2013 Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) application process is underway. Applications were due in mid-August to New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Regional offices. Eligible applications were reviewed and ranked by the NYSDOT Regions in cooperation with MPOs. The ranked list for the Region has been submitted to the NYSDOT main office in Albany for final review and selection of projects. Funding announcements are expected in October / November 2013.

May 9, 2013

On May 2, 2013, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald announced that applications are available for transportation projects, such as construction of bicycle paths and streetscape improvements, through the federally-funded Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP). Municipalities and non-profit incorporated groups are eligible to apply for funding. (Not-for-profits will require a governmental entity to sponsor their projects.)

TEP is a federal reimbursement program administered by NYSDOT that helps finance projects not generally eligible for funding through traditional transportation programs, including projects that emphasize sustainability and focus on the transportation system. This application round will be the last under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) surface transportation act, which was signed into law in August 2005.

With Congress’ passage of a new surface transportation act, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), in the summer of 2012, TEP was formally ended as a separate program.