SEMCOG Announces 1st Round of TAP Grant Winners

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) announced their first yellowjacketround of winners from the new federal Transportation Alternatives Program, also known as TAP, a component of the federal transportation budget reauthorized for the next two years as MAP-21. The TAP replaces the Transportation Enhancements program, Safe Routes to School, and the Recreational Trails Program by consolidating them all into one. The other difference with the program is that part of the funding for TAP is to be awarded at the regional level and part is distributed at the state level. A total of $6,307,454 was awarded, including the following winning trail projects:

City of New Baltimore – Connection to the County Line Rd. path – $183,016

City of Novi – Metro Connector Trail (linking from I-275 Metro Trail to M-5 Trail) $741,200

St. Clair County – Bridge to Bay Trail on Desmond Landing – $211,339

City of Port Huron – Bridge to Bay Trail – 10th Street to Military Street – $250,614

Ypsilanti Township – Grove Rd. Trail Reconstruction – $763,000

City of Dearborn – Rouge River Greenway Extension – U of M Dearborn Connection – $242,830

City of Dearborn – Rouge River Gateway Trail Extension Phase 1 – $302,000

and one Complete Streets project:

City of Ferndale – Livernois – $118,094.00

Congratulations to all the winners!