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ADA, TAP & Research Program

ADA, TAP and Research Programs

ADA Curb/Ramp Program

The Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program is a state-administered program that provides funding for projects to address curb ramps on the state highway system. The goal of the program is to provide accessible facilities for pedestrians with disabilities while allowing local jurisdiction flexibility in meeting the required standards. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is allocating $500,000 of state funds annually for this program. Applicants can qualify for up to $60,000 in state funding to construct new or alter existing curb ramps on the state highway system to meet the requirements of the ADA. Funds can only be used for construction purposes, design is provided without compensation by following the below link to Standard Drawings. This program offers local communities more control over the design of pedestrian facilities in their communities, the time of construction and makes better economical use of state funds while addressing accessibility on the state highway system.

Call for Application | Open January 14 to February 28, 2019 (Close of Business)

Application Materials

Contact Information

Program Manager: Ryan McDaniel CFM, PMP
Email: | Phone: 208-334-8716
Idaho Transportation Department | Division of Engineering Services, Contracting Services
3311 West State Street | Boise, ID 83703

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The purpose of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Community Choices for Idaho, is to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects to address the needs of non-motorized users and to advance the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) strategic goals of Mobility, Safety and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds. The program will provide an annual mechanism to solicit locally identified projects and leverage potential federal funding opportunities for sponsored projects.

Helpful Links:

The Idaho Transportation Department is soliciting applications through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) in Fall of 2017. The purpose of TAP is to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects and to advance the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) strategic goals of Mobility, Safety and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds. The TAP provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, and safe routes to school educational projects.

At a minimum, application requirements include:

  • Commitment to completing the design and committing to be construction-ready on time.
  • Ability to provide a local cash-only match of 7.34%. In kind matching is not eligible for this program.
  • Projects that have secured necessary right-of-way.
  • Projects that have Environmental requirements that do not exceed Categorical Exclusion.

** FY2018 TAP Application and Attachments**

Example Application

Publicly available resources available to assist in completing applications

ITD Transportation Alternative Program Manager:

ITD District TAP Coordinators:

For project specific questions about TAP, please contact the appropriate district coordinator in your area from the list below.

  • District 1 (Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties): Gregory Brands, 600 W. Prairie, Coeur d’Alene, 83815. P (208) 772.1274
  • District 2 (Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis, and Idaho counties): Ken Helm, 2600 N&S Highway, PO Box 837, Lewiston, 83501. P (208) 799-4223.
  • District 3 (Adams, Valley, Washington, Payette, Gem, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee counties): Blaine Schwendiman, 8150 Chinden Blvd, PO Box 8028, Boise, 83707. P (208) 334-8925.
  • District 4 (Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, and Cassia counties): Trey Mink, 216 S. Date St, PO Box 2-A, Shoshone, 83352. (208) 886-7848.
  • District 5 (Bingham, Caribou, Power, Bannock, Oneida, Franklin, and Bear Lake counties): Melodie Halstead, 515 S. 5th St, PO Box 4700, Pocatello, 83205. P (208) 239-3370.
  • District 6 (Lemhi, Custer, Butte, Jefferson, Clark, Fremont, Madison, Teton, and Bonneville counties): Mark Layton , 206 N. Yellowstone Highway, PO Box 97, Rigby, 83442. P (208) 745-5626.
  • State-wide (Off State Highway System): Amanda LaMott, P (208)-344-0565.

Research Program

ITD’s Research Program supports research, development, and technology transfer activities addressing the Department’s strategic goals and initiatives.
The Research Program is located in the Contracting Services section within ITD’s Division of Engineering Services, but supports research to meet department-wide needs.

The Idaho Transportation Department’s Research Program is seeking proposals for a new contract study. This project will focus on examining how ITD can enhance its online Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services. All proposals must be received no later than Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MDT.

Responses to questions about this Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • All questions must be submitted in writing to:
  • Questions must be submitted no later than Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST
  • Answers to questions submitted by the deadline will be posted at this same web location by 5:00 p.m MST on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
  • RFP – Submitted Questions and Answers

Research Program Mission

  • Support research, development, and technology transfer activities addressing the Department’s strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Enhance ITD’s ability to deliver efficient and effective transportation services.
  • Offer practical solutions to problems facing the Department.
  • Develop new tools/technologies and facilitate their implementation.

Program Responsibilities

  • Coordinating development of ITD’s annual work program for federal State Planning & Research (SPR) funds and annual reporting of agency accomplishments with these funds.
  • Administering SPR funds received for ITD research, development, and technology transfer.
  • Coordinating Department involvement in multi-state pooled fund projects.
  • Identifying ITD research needs and priorities.
  • Helping staff locate transportation research and information.
  • Overseeing ITD-funded research performed by universities and consultants.
  • Coordinating ITD involvement in national and regional transportation research with TRB, AASHTO, the Northwest Transportation Consortium and others.

Research Program Overview FY18
2018 Transportation Planning and Research: Annual Work Program

This page contains information about research projects that are currently underway. Click the links for more information on each project.

  • TPF-5(276): Full Scale Shake Table Testing to Evaluate Seismic Performance of Reinforced Soil Walls
  • ITD Contact: John Ingram, (208) 334-8436 |
  • TPF-5(297): Improving Specifications to Resist Frost Damage in Modern Concrete Mixtures

  • TPF-5(313): Technology Transfer Concrete Consortium (TTCC)

  • TPF-5(343): Roadside Safety Research for MASH Implementation

  • TPF-5(353): Clear Roads Winter Highway Operations Pooled Fund, Phase II

  • TPF-5(357): Connecting the DOTs: Implementing ShakeCast Across Multiple State Departments of Transportation for Rapid Post-Earthquake Response

  • TPF-5(368): Performance Engineered Concrete Paving Mixtures

Contact – Please send comments, questions, and suggestions to:

Ned Parrish
Phone: 208-334-8296
Fax: 208-334-4432