Governor Walker approves more than $4.4 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities
Approved projects for 2017 include funding for 15 mobility management projects.
Governor Walker today announced 47 agencies will receive awards totaling $4,402,105 in state and federal funds to enhance and support local transportation options for Wisconsin seniors and individuals with disabilities. The specialized transportation program is administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) via the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program.
The program grants are awarded to assist local public bodies and private, non-profit agencies with providing transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Such services include mobility management, operating assistance and vehicle purchases.
The federal and state program, initiated in the mid-1970s, has helped fund the purchase of more than 2,200 vehicles in Wisconsin, including the 780 active vehicles currently providing transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. In addition, approved projects for 2017 include funding for 15 mobility management projects to help coordinate transportation services, increase transportation capacity and connect individuals with transportation services in their geographic service area. Many of the grant recipients serve smaller communities in rural areas.
See the complete list of Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program Grants for 2017 at the WisDOT website.
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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