Active Transportation Program (ATP)

On September 26, 2013, Governor Brown signed legislation creating the Active Transportation Program (ATP) in the Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 99, Chapter 359 and Assembly Bill 101, Chapter 354). The ATP consolidates existing federal and state transportation programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA), and State Safe Routes to School (SRTS), into a single program with a focus to make California a national leader in active transportation. The ATP is administered by the Division of Local Assistance, Office of State Programs.

The purpose of ATP is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation by achieving the following goals:

  • Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking
  • Increase safety and mobility for non-motorized users
  • Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, pursuant to SB 375 (of 2008) and SB 341 (of 2009)
  • Enhance public health
  • Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program
  • Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.
Caltrans has prepared the following visual representation of these purpose and goals for the ATP using the text directly from SB99 in an effort to show the overriding nature of the 'purpose' of the program and importance of stakeholders to identify and submit effective ATP projects to maximize this ATP's purpose and goals. ATP Purpose & Goals Flowchart (PDF)

ATP Fact Sheet (PDF)

Quarterly ATP Progress Report (PDF)

2019 ATP CYCLE 5

ATP-Cycle 5: Program Guidelines, Application Form, Training

2019 ATP CYCLE 4

ATP-Cycle 4: Program Guidelines, Application Form, Training

ATP General and Technical Information

Active Transportation Resource Center

Timely Use of Funds (Time Extensions)/Delivery Report

ATP Completed Projects

ATP Project Reporting

ATP-Technical Advisory Committee

For training announcements, and other important Caltrans ATP Cycle 4 information, sign up to be on the Caltrans and ATRC list servers here.

ATP Cycle 3(including GGRF and Cycle 3 Augmentation)

On March 16, 2016, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the Cycle 3 CTC ATP Guidelines.  The Cycle 3 Call for Projects in 2016 included the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 state funding years, and totaled approximately $240M.

On September 14, 2016, the Governor signed the Budget Act of 2016, appropriating $10 million in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF), to augment Active Transportation Program funding.  

The ATP Cycle 3 projects were further increased during ATP Cycle 3 Augmentation, with CTC approval of additional projects at their October 2017 CTC Meeting. 

Adopted 2017 ATP Projects, ATP GGRF Projects, and ATP Augmentation Projects 
Note: Some of the projects are shown on more than one list. For most of these projects, the augmentation programming supersedes the 2017 Cycle 3 list.

Active Transportation Program (ATP) - Cycle 2

As of October 22, 2015, the CTC has adopted the second Statewide and Small Urban & Rural program of projects for the ATP. This includes 114 projects utilizing $215,400,000 in ATP funds to help fund over $262M in projects. 88% of the funding will directly benefit disadvantaged communities.

On January 21, 2016, the CTC adopted the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) portion of the ATP program, which added 93 projects that will utilize $143M in ATP funds, to  help fund over $230M in projects.

Adopted ATP Statewide and Small Urban & Rural Project, and MPO list- CYCLE 2

Active Transportation Program (ATP) - Cycle 1

For information on cycle 1 successful applications, please visit the CTC website

As of December 10, 2014, the CTC has adopted the first program of projects for the ATP.  This includes 265 projects utilizing $367,968,000 in ATP funds to help fund over $1B in projects.  Of this amount, $311,274,000 is dedicated to 220 projects that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.

Adopted ATP Project List - CYCLE 1 - Revised 01/2016

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