Project Selection Criteria


To be eligible for the Transportation Alternatives Program, the proposed enhancement activity must relate to surface transportation. For clarification on the eligibility of your project contact:

Local Government Division
North Dakota Department of Transportation
Phone: (701) 328 4787
FAX: (701) 328-0310
TTY: 1-800-366-6888
Email: Local Government

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Project Selection Criteria

For project selection, the following are examples of the criteria that will be used:

  • Benefit to the community, region and/or state
  • Benefits provided to the existing transportation system
  • Does the project provide a high impact or benefit as compared to the other projects?
  • Is the proposed project the appropriate solution for the identified problem, need or opportunity?
  • Has the applicant demonstrated support of other local governmental agencies and/or nonprofit organizations, and/or the general public?
  • Urgency - Is the project part of another project?

  • Is the project part of an identified plan?
  • Does the project benefit a large segment of the population or a "transportation disadvantaged" segment such as children, elderly, low income, or disabled?
  • Use of a Youth Conservation Service or Job Corps in project construction.
  • Potential of proposal to reduce child injuries and fatalities - addresses safety concerns
  • Potential of proposal to create a safer walking and bicycling environment
  • Potential of proposal to encourage walking and bicycling for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities
  • Reduces traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools
  • Identification of current and potential safe walking and bicycling routes to schools


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