Governor Walker announces $127.8 million in payments to local governments
July 2, 2013
Governor Scott Walker today announced that payments totaling $127,805,717 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids have been delivered to Wisconsin local governments.
Payments to the state’s 1,923 local units of government from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) include: $124,533,868 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 share an estimated $416.6 million in reimbursements from the state transportation fund. These reimbursements help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating local roads, streets and bridges. The payments include Connecting Highway Aids to 120 recipient municipalities for maintenance and traffic control of certain state highways within their municipal boundaries and Expressway Policing Aids to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department for patrol of Milwaukee expressways.
Payments for towns, cities and villages are sent the first Monday in January, April, July and October. Payments for counties 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.
Local governments are eligible to receive state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation, and airport and harbor development from WisDOT. State and federal funds are also allocated for specific highway and bridge construction projects on a continuing basis.
List of local payments: http://www.dot.state.wi.us/news/docs/july2013gtapayments.pdf
For more information, contact:
Josh Schultz, WisDOT Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Rail and Harbors
(608) 266-0254, email@example.com