California Department of Transportation


State of California
Department of Transportation
Division of Local Assistance
P.O. Box 942874, MS-1
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001



Active Transportation Program (ATP)

Bicycle Transportation ProjectsRecreational Trails ProjectsSafe Routes to School ProjectsPedestrian Projects


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 (SR2S), into a single program with a focus to make California a national leader in active transportation. The ATP administered by the Division of Local Assistance, Office of Active Transportation and Special 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,
  • Enhance public health,
  • Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program, and
  • Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.


If you have any questions regarding the ATP, please contact Program Managers Teresa McWilliam at (916)653-0328/ or Ted Davini at (916)653-4335/ .  Please direct any Safe Routes to Schools questions to Kevin Atkinson at (916)653-6920/



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



Next Steps Webinar Presentation
Next Steps Powerpoint Presentation

Cycle 1 CTC guidelines (



ATP Cycle 2 is fast approaching. The Call for Projects is expected to begin on 3/26/15 and applications are expected to be due 6/1/15.

In preparation for the Cycle 2 Call for Projects, Caltrans is holding a Workshop on February 25, 2015.

MORNING SESSION: The following documents are included for ATP stakeholder review and comments:

AFTERNOON SESSION: The following documents will be included soon for ATP stakeholder review and comments:



  1. Program Overview
  2. Publications, Forms & Instructions
  3. ATP District Training Information
  4. Master Agreement (MA) Information
  • For questions regarding BTA and TE projects prior to ATP, please contact Deborah Lynch at (916)653-0036.

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Last Updated: February 24, 2015