For Immediate Release
August 21, 2019
Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold a public input meeting on several projects to be submitted for the Transportation Alternatives Set Aside Project (TAP) application process. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Room 2, 12000 Government Center Pkwy in Fairfax. At the meeting, county staff will give a presentation about the program, followed by a question-and-answer session. The public is invited to give feedback at the meeting and online.
Fairfax County Projects Included in the Transportation Alternatives Grant Application
- Shrevewood Elementary (Safe Routes to School Program)
- Orange Hunt Elementary (School Safe Routes to School Program)
- Capital Bikeshare Expansion
- Mason Neck Park Trail
- Columbia Pike Complete Streets
About Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives (TA) are federally funded, community-based projects that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by integrating modes and improving the cultural, historic, and environmental aspects of our transportation infrastructure. Projects can include creation of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, streetscape improvements, refurbishment of historic transportation facilities, and other investments that enhance communities, connections, and access. The federal government provides funding for TA projects through our nation's Federal-aid highway transportation legislation.
The program's projects will be eligible for submission to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for funding under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, also known as the FAST Act. This program provides 80 percent of the funds for each eligible project. A 20 percent local match is required. Any project presented to the board for endorsement must have an identified source of funding for this match.