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 Additional Information

  • CTC – ATP website:
  • For future updates, potential applicants are encouraged to check the ATP, CTC, and Caltrans websites.
  • For training announcements, and other important Caltrans ATP information, sign up to be on the Caltrans and ATRC list servers HERE.

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