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.
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.
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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