California Department of Transportation


State of California
Department of Transportation
Chief, Office of Active Transportation & Special Programs
Division of Local Assistance
P.O. Box 942874, MS-1
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001


State of California
Department of Transportation
Chief, Office of Active Transportation & Special Programs
Division of Local Assistance
1120 N Street, MS-1
Sacramento, CA 95814


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 (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, pursuant to SB 375 (0f 2008) and SB 341 (of 2009),
  • 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.

Caltrans has prepared a 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.  The following is the link to this flowchart:


2016 ATP CYCLE 3

Click here for information on ATP-Cycle 3 Guidance Documents,


2015 ATP CYCLE 2

Click here for information on ATP-Cycle 2 Guidance Documents, Applicants Forms and Training-Workshops


2014 ATP CYCLE 1

The first call-for-projects under the ATP was done under Cycle in 2014. The final adopted list of projects and technical information for Cycle 1 is provided here:  Click here for more information on Cycle 1



For more information on the ATP-TAC click here.


ATP General and Technical Information





For project specific and call for projects questions please contact your District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE) or your District ATP Coordinator.

For general program questions contact Teresa McWilliam (Districts 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12) or Ted Davini (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10).



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