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Municipalities Receive $99M in Quarterly Transportation Aid in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received more than $99 million in the second quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 million in general transportation aids (GTA) financial assistance to support transportation-related projects, a 10 percent increase over calendar year 2019 allocations. Total funding for all local programs makes up almost one-third of the state transportation budget.

“The work we do with local governments across the state keeps goods and services moving throughout Wisconsin,” WisDOT Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson said. “Cooperatively, we are committed to investing wisely and working hard together to come up with good transportation solutions that support economic development and our quality of life.”

The local assistance increase is part of more than $465 million in new funding for transportation projects included in the 2019-2020 state budget, the largest dedication of new, ongoing revenue to the transportation fund in a generation. In addition to the 10 percent GTA increase, the budget included $320 million in new funding for the State Highway Rehabilitation program and provided $90 million in one-time funding for the Local Roads Improvement Program-Supplement grant program.

The second quarter payments totaled $99,147,646.56 and included:

  • General Transportation Aids - $95,875,797.36 to towns, villages, and cities (Second quarter payments do not include counties, which receive three payments per year.)
  • Connecting Highway Aids - $3,015,874.20 to 116 eligible cities
  • Expressway Policing Aids - $255,975.00 to Milwaukee County

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