Little Rock, Ark. (News Release)- Metroplan has approved funding for 15 projects for 2018 & 2019 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grants in Central Arkansas.
The TAP is a Federal-aid program established in 2013 that allows eligible sponsors to apply for funding to construct sidewalks and trails for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of transportation, create systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers (children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities) or other similar activities. This year, Metroplan received 16 applications requesting more than $4.28 million. Fifteen projects were selected to receive approximately $1.6 million in available funding. The TAP requires a minimum of 20% local match.
The following projects will receive grants:
Pulaski County- Southwest Trail Design- $260,000
Saline County- Southwest Trail Design- $260,000
North Little Rock- Pike Avenue Pedestrian/Street Improvements- $260,000
City of Lonoke- Lonoke School Sidewalk Project- $200,000
City of Little Rock- AR River Trail to Kavanaugh Connection – Allsopp Park- $160,000
Saline County- Old River Bridge- $80,000
City of Conway- Stone Dam Creek Trail- $50,000
Faulkner County- Stone Dam Creek Trail- $50,000
City of Shannon Hills- East-West Trail Linkage – Davis Elementary- $50,000
City of Bryant- Bryant Parkway Multi-Use Path $50,000
City of Cabot- Safe Routes to School – Central Elementary- $50,000
City of Little Rock- Complete Streets Plan- $50,000
Little Rock Port- Little Rock Transit Hub- $50,000
City of Sherwood- Fairway Park Trail- $32,000
City of Maumelle- Edgewood Sidewalk Improvements, Phase 2- $32,000
Metroplan is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the four-county region of Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski, and Saline counties. It is a voluntary association of local governments that has operated since 1955.