Active Transportation Program (ATP)


California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) consolidates various former federal and state transportation programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA), and State Safe Routes to School (SR2S), into a single program.  


Program Goals
  • Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking
  • Increase safety and mobility for non-motorized users
  • Advance efforts of regional agencies to implement SB 375
  • Enhance public health, including reduction of childhood obesity
  • Ensure disadvantaged communities fully share in benefits of the program
  • Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users
The ATP is appropriated approximately $130 million of federal and state funds annually, distributed as follows through a competitive process:
  • 50% statewide;
  • 10% to small urban and rural regions, with populations of 200,000 or less; and
  • 40% to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in urban areas with populations greater than 200,000.
At least 25% of the funds must benefit disadvantaged communities.
Guidelines & Application Process
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) developed an application process and program guidelines.  ATP Cycle 1 call for projects was held March 21, 2014 to May 21, 2014.  The first cycle awarded $360M to cover three programming years (Fiscal Years 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16).  The CTC received over 700 applications for ATP funds.

ATP Fact Sheet
For a printable fact sheet of the information presented on this page, please download the ATP Fact Sheet.

August 2014 Shasta Region ATP Grants


  • SRTA and Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency – Safe Routes to School (SR2S) non-infrastructure $500K award for FY 2015-16, working within three school districts.
  • City of Redding – Placer Street Improvements $2.296M award for FY 2015-16 to include road widening, bicycle lanes and buffered bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and enhanced pedestrian crossings.

Funding Still Needed

    • SRTA - The ATP grant application to develop the regional GoShasta Active Transportation Plan scored well in the Active Transportation Program's first funding cycle but fell short of the threshold required for funding.