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Transportation Enhancement Program


In July 2012, the US Congress passed a new transportation funding bill called Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century or “MAP-21”. The new bill took effect on October 1, 2012.

MAP-21 did not reauthorize the Transportation Enhancement Program. Instead, it established a new program called Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) that includes elements of the former TE program in combination with elements of other programs, and some new activities.

What happens to TE funds and projects?

TE funds allocated for 2012 and prior years were not lost in the transition to TAP. Funds committed to specific projects stay with those projects, and TE-funded work in progress continues under the terms of existing agree­ments. Remaining phases of work will end up with either TE or TAP funds. Any TE funds allo­cated by the Oregon Transportation Commission—but not yet committed to projects—remain available for award to future projects.

The TE Discretionary Account remains in place through 2015, with $2 million per year for urgent needs that arise outside the statewide competitive selection process. It remains available for TE-eligible projects until those funds are exhausted, and will then continue for TAP-eligible projects using TAP funds instead of TE.

For 2016-2018, the Discretionary Account has $1.5 million per year, shared with the Bicycle & Pedestrian “Quick Fix” program that provides funds for immediate needs along the State Highway system.

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Project Selection

Joint TE-OPAC Project Solicitation for 2012-2013

The Transportation Enhancement Program and Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Program joined forces for the 2012 project solicitation process. There was ONE APPLICATION PROCESS for both programs. Awarded projects received either TAP funds of State funds.

TE_OBPAC Combined Solicitation
Projects Awarded in March 2013

The TE program conducted statewide project selection on a two-year cycle prior to 2013.
Projects Awarded:
May 2011
September 2009
February 2007


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Program Contact

Pat Rogers Fisher
Transportation Alternatives Program Manager
(503) 986-3528

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