Transportation Planning

Transportation Alternatives Program

West Central Initiative helps coordinate the Transportation Alternatives Program in west central Minnesota, including Safe Routes to School and Scenic Byways. Letters of Intent for project funding are solicited in October. To inquire about project eligibility, contact Director of Transportation Planning Wayne Hurley.

Those who have submitted Letters of Intent can download the Transportation Alternatives application and guidebook below.

Additional Information

The minimum recommended project cost for eligible projects is $100,000; projects require a 20% local match. Right-of-way and engineering are not eligible for reimbursement under TA.  

Applicants should be prepared for a brief (approx. 20-minute) presentation and Q & A session at a meeting of the TA Subcommittee in February, when the subcommittee considers and prioritizes the applications.

Additional information on Transportation Alternatives funds, including a guidebook and fact sheets on the 12 eligible activities, can be found at the following website: