The state received a total of $25.1 million under the TAP program for fiscal year 2013, PennDOT spokesman Steve Chizmar said. District 8, which includes all of the midstate, will receive $3.2 million for uses such as pedestrian and bicyclist trails, recreational and rail trails, construction of overlooks and other safe turnouts for viewing areas, pollution control and mitigation along roads, and workforce development.
A full list of approved uses for the money can be found at the Federal Highway Administration.
In the midstate, PennDOT plans to allocate the funds as such:
Adams County — $199,000
Franklin County — $244,000
Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry counties) — $957,000
Lancaster County — $844,000
Lebanon County — $229,000
York County — $718,000
Total TAP money in the U.S. for 2013 is slightly less than $809 million, with an 1.4 percent increase to $820 million in fiscal year 2014, according to FHA. Pennsylvania's share of that money is expected to increase by about 5 percent, Chizmar said. TAP spending is down from $43 million last year.