State of Connecticut
Transportation Enhancement Program
The Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program is administered by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The TE Program offers a source of funds for addressing the needs of non-motorized transportation users. A focus of the State’s program is safety, accessibility and connectivity.
The provisions of the federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), went into effect on October 1, 2012, for federal fiscal years 2013 and 2014. This act replaces the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Many non-motorized transportation activities that were previously eligible in some form under individual SAFETEA-LU programs, including TE-like initiatives, are now recognized under the MAP-21 Transportation Alternatives (TAs) apportionment via 23 U.S.C. 213.
KEY PLAYERS IN THE PROCESS
The Transportation Enhancement Program process is a coordinated effort between the Department, other State agencies, regional planning organizations (RPOs), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Each project must have a designated Project Sponsor, defined as a representative of a regional planning organization, transit district, tribal nation, or a government agency.
In most instances, this will be a local public agency (LPA) - i.e. municipalities. The Project Sponsor will be responsible for the project application and implementation of TE activities under this program, including entering into an agreement with the Department for receipt of project funds.
In some cases, the identification of the project will originate from a Project Advocate, an entity, either an individual or an organization, which does not qualify as a Project Sponsor. In these cases, the Project Advocate must secure a Project Sponsor.
Eligible entity within Section 213 is defined as follows:
2011 Project Concept Solicitation and RPO Prioritization (P&P-08) – PDF 200kB PDF 300kB PDF 6Mb PDF 500kB PDF 200kB Connecticut Department of Transportation Contacts Project Administrator Project Manager Mr. Hugh Hayward Mr. Scott Roberts
In 2011, the Department solicited for project concepts through the RPOs in the State. Materials relating to this solicitation process are posted below. Please recognize that program rules have changed with the passage of MAP-21. The Department is currently working with the RPOs and Project Sponsors to implement projects prioritized by the RPOs during this process in a manner consistent with MAP-21 provisions. Projects from this solicitation are in various stages of development - contact your regional planning organization for more information on a project in your area.
Policy Statement: Administration of the Federal Transportation Enhancement Program
Letter of Invitation to RPOs to Solicit for and Identify Candidate Projects for Consideration of RPO Allocation Funds
Connecticut’s 2011 Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program Guide
(State Program Guide)
Program Application Form for RPO Allocation Funds
RPO Allocation Priority Listing Form for Identification of Candidate Projects
NEW! MAP-21 Update - TAP - CTDOT White Paper on Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) - February 28, 2013
NEW! MAP-21 Update - TAP - Base TAP Funding per Region FY13 and FY14 - April 25, 2013
The following is a listing of the key program contacts at the Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) for the application process and subsequent project management under the Transportation Enhancement Program.
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
(P&P-08) – PDF 200kB
Connecticut Department of Transportation Contacts
Mr. Hugh Hayward
Mr. Scott Roberts
Recommended Reference Materials
Various useful reference materials are maintained online.
State Resources Federal Resources
The Department’s website (www.ct.gov/dot) offers resources that may be of interest to RPOs and Project Sponsors. A more complete listing is provided in the State Program Guide, some highlights are noted here:
Federal level information on MAP-21 is available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21. Federal program information and guidance can be viewed and downloaded from the FHWA's transportation enhancement website at www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/te/index.htm and www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/te/guidance.htm, respectively. United States Geological Survey (USGS) mapping can be obtained online from the USGS Store website at store.usgs.gov.