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Special Announcements

FHWA's Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) is an initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. Specifically, rural transportation infrastructure’s unique challenges need to be considered in order to meet our Nation’s priority transportation goals of safety and economic competitiveness. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Visit the DOTD Rural Transportation Resources list HERE.

Funding Opportunities

Federal Transportation Funding Programs for LPAs

  • Local Road Safety Program (LRSP): LTAP administers the project selection for LRSP. This provides funding for low-cost traffic and safety improvements on locally owned and maintained roads. LRSP aims to increase local participation in road safety by encouraging parishes and cities to develop and implement road safety improvements that reduce fatalities and injuries on locally owned public roads.
  • Safe Routes to Public Places Program (SRTPP): SRTPPP was established to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries. This provides funding for projects such as sidewalks, bike paths, and intersection crossing improvements near a public facility (e.g. school, public park, library, hospital) to improve unsafe conditions.
  • Transportation Alternative Program (TAP): This provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives that expand transportation choices and improve the transportation experience for pedestrians and cyclists while enhancing community mobility and environmental sustainability.
  • Recreational Trails Program (RTP): RTP is administered by the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation. It provides all kind of recreational trail uses such as pedestrian uses (hiking, running, wheelchair use), bicycling, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain, vehicle riding, and more.
  • Off-system Bridge Replacement (OSBR) Program: This enables parishes to improve the condition of structurally deficient or functionally obsolete highway bridges on public roads through replacement or rehabilitation. Typical projects include rehabilitation or replacement with reinforced concrete box, culvert pipe, AASHTO girder, concrete slab span, quad beam, and steel arch bridges. Every two years, DOTD sends each parish a list of deficient bridges that qualify for this program with a cost estimate for each and a total funding allocation. 
  • MPO Urban Systems Program: This is also known as the Surface Transportation Program (STP). Flexible federal funding may be used by the two categories of local metropolitan areas: Populations greater than 200K and populations between 50K and 200K. Each of the areas has a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) which works with the DOTD Planning Section to select projects for their area.
  • FHWA Emergency Relief Program

Statewide Flood Control Program

The Louisiana LTAP Center is pleased to share this program opportunity for parish and municipal governments as well as levee boards and drainage districts to send their pre-applications for the Statewide Flood Control Program, which is administered by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). READ MORE about the yearly program and application procedures.

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