CTB Approves TAP & State of Good Repair Applications

On October 21, 2020, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) amended the FY 2020-2025 Six Year Improvement Program to include new projects in the CSPDC region. Eight localities applied for funding through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) in 2019 for sidewalks, bike/buggy lanes, greenways, and urban bike boulevards, or for funding to repave local streets and roads through the State of Good Repair program. Funding to begin these projects will be available in the next two years, and the TAP program requires a 20% local match. Three towns in Rockingham County — Bridgewater, Elkton, and Timberville — are expanding their sidewalk and trail networks, while Rockingham County with consideration to its Old Order Mennonite Community will begin design on a bike/buggy lane on Garbers Church Road. The cities of Harrisonburg and Waynesboro will expand their greenway trail networks with TAP grants. The CSPDC offers administrative support for these programs.