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Active Transportation Program (ATP)
The Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created by Senate Bill 99 (Chapter 359, Statutes of 2013) and Assembly Bill 101 (Chapter 354, Statutes of 2013) to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. The ATP consolidates various transportation programs, including the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, state Bicycle Transportation Account, and federal and state Safe Routes to School programs into a single program to:
- Increase the proportion of biking and walking trips,
- Increase safety for non-motorized users,
- Increase mobility for non-motorized users,
- Advance the efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals,
- Enhance public health, including the reduction of childhood obesity through the use of projects eligible for Safe Routes to Schools Program funding,
- Ensure disadvantaged communities fully share in program benefits (25% of program), and
- Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.
Program funding is segregated into three components and is distributed as follows:
- 50% to the state for a statewide competitive program,
- 10% to small urban and rural regions with populations of 200,000 or less for the small urban and rural area competitive program, and
- 40% to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in urban areas with populations greater than 200,000 for the large urbanized area competitive program.
The guidelines of the 2015 ATP were adopted on March26, 2015. Guidelines for the program were developed in consultation with a workgroup that included representatives of government agencies and active transportation stakeholders with expertise in pedestrian and bicycle issues and Safe Routes to School Programs. The program guidelines describe the policies and criteria used in selecting projects to be included in the program.
- March 26, 2015: Call for projects
- June 1, 2015: Applications Due
- September 15, 2015: Staff recommendation for statewide/small urban and rural components of the program
- October 21-22, 2015: Adoption of the statewide/small urban and rural components of the program
- December 9-10, 2015: Adoption of the Metropolitan Planning Organization component of the program
The Statewide and Small Urban and Rural components of the 2014 ATP were adopted on August 20, 2014. Please note that the adoption of the 2014 ATP, Statewide and Small Urban and Rural components, is not authorization to begin work on a project. Contracts may not be awarded and/or work cannot begin until an allocation is approved by the Commission for a project in the adopted program.
- 2014 ATP Guidelines (Adoped March 20, 2014)
- 2014 ATP Summary
- Adopted 2014 MPO Component – SANDAG (November 21, 2014)
Adopted 2014 ATP MPO Component (November 12, 2014)
- Adopted 2014 ATP Statewide and Small Urban and Rural Components (August 20, 2014)
- Applications of funded 2014 ATP projects (August 26, 2014)
For additional program information, contact Laurie Waters (Laurie.Waters@dot.ca.gov, 916-651-6145)