Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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Governor Walker announces $108 million in payments to local governments

General Transportation Aids help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction.

By - Oct 7th, 2016 11:23 am
Governor Scott Walker Signing Right to Work Legislation (Photo from Governor's Office)

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Governor Scott Walker today announced that local governments received quarterly payments totaling more than $108 million for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids this week from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Payments to Wisconsin’s 1,924 local units of government include: $104,905,192 in General Transportation Aids; $3,015,876 to municipalities entitled to receive Connecting Highway Aids; and $255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2016, local governments shared an estimated $419 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges, which includes Expressway Policing Aids to the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department for patrol of Milwaukee expressways. Quarterly payments for cities, towns and villages are sent the first Monday in January, April, July and October. County payments are made in three installments, with 25 percent of the total annual payment on the first Monday in January; 50 percent on the first Monday in July; and 25 percent on the first Monday in October.

General Transportation Aids help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction. Connecting Highway Aids reimburse municipalities for maintenance and traffic control of certain state highways within municipalities.

In addition to these three aid programs, local governments are eligible for state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation, and airport and harbor development. Local communities may also receive state and federal funds for specific highway and bridge construction projects.

List of local payments: http://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/about-wisdot/newsroom/news-rel/gta-oct-2016.pdf

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