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
Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Statement from Wisconsin DOT Secretary Dave Ross on cancellation of I-39/90/94 Madison to Portage study and I-90/94 Portage to Wisconsin Dells studyMar 3rd, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
We did not make this decision hastily nor take it lightly.
Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.
News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
One project will reconstruct the primary runway.
The closures are necessary for utility work related to private development in downtown Milwaukee.
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