Governor Walker announces nearly $80.5 million in payments to local governments
April 2, 2013
Governor Scott Walker today announced that payments totaling $80,497,917 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids have been delivered to Wisconsin local governments.
April payments to 1,852 local units of government from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) include: $77,226,068 in General Transportation Aids; $3,015,874 to municipalities entitled to receive Connecting Highway Aids; and $255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids.
For calendar year 2013, local governments will share an estimated $416.6 million in reimbursements from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges, which also includes Expressway Policing Aids to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department for patrol of Milwaukee expressways. Quarterly payments for towns, cities and villages are sent the first Monday in January, April, July and October. County payments are made in three installments, with 25% of the total annual payment on the first Monday in January; 50% on the first Monday in July; and 25% 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.
Communities also receive state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation, and airport and harbor development from WisDOT. State and federal funds will also be allocated for specific highway and bridge construction projects.
For more information, contact:
Josh Schultz, Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors
(608) 266-0254, firstname.lastname@example.org