Category Archives: Grants

Does NYSDOT’s “preservation first” conflict with Complete Streets?

Cross posted from our friends at the Tri-State Transportation Campaign The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) recently issued a draft plan of transportation projects it will be tackling from 2014-2017. This draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will encompass more than $32 … Continue reading

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Federal funding for trails, bicycling and walking threatened again

Earlier this week we told you about the Transportation Alternatives workshops happening across New York – workshops to help communities prepare funding applications for bike and pedestrian projects. Well, we have some scary news coming out of Washington, and the … Continue reading

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Transportation Alternatives Webinars

A Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) webinar series sponsored by the FHWA Office of Human Environment will be held over the course of the next week. The purpose of the webinars is to provide outreach on TAP. State agencies, Metropolitan Planning … Continue reading

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Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants available

The RTP grant application is currently available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) located at: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ RTP funds can be used for the following Maintenance or restoration of existing recreational trails Development or rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail … Continue reading

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Do you know of a Transportation Enhancement Program funded project worth praise?

The National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse (NTAC) is an educational service dealing with projects falling under the Transportation Alternatives criteria for federal funding. The organization seeks project nominations for their Certificate of Excellence Program, a new program that functions to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Transportation Enhancement funding available

The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that applications are being accepted for funding of transportation projects through the Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP). Municipalities and not-for-profit groups are eligible to apply for funding. Applications submitted by not-for-profit organizations … Continue reading

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Erie Canalway Heritage Fund seeks Director of Development

The Erie Canalway Heritage Fund is the nonprofit fundraising organization of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.  The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the National Park Service, collaborates with communities and organizations to preserve and interpret the nationally … Continue reading

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What government programs are bike and ped activities eligible under?

Ever heard of the Question Mark guy? Matthew Lesko may seem like a hokey late night TV personality, but boiled down, this man in a wacky suit is essentially just telling Americans what Government grant programs are available and how … Continue reading

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Speak up for active transportation

PTNY has joined with the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC), Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) and other bicycle-pedestrian advocates to form New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition dedicated to working with stakeholders to assure equitable funding for non‐motorized transportation, … Continue reading

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New Yorkers for Active Transportation Advocacy Day March 13

Join us for a Legislative Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Avenue, Albany. The national advocacy group Transportation for America (T4America) will kick off the day with a program, Making the Most of … Continue reading

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