Local governments receive transportation aid
For the City Times
MADISON – Multiple local governments will receive quarterly payments for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids, and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The budget signed by Governor Tony Evers provides an historic 10 percent funding increase – $66 million over the biennium – for general transportation aids, paid to counties, towns, villages, and cities. The increase will be paid to local governments beginning January 2020.
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 local roads that connect segments of the state highway system.
Quarterly payments for cities, towns and villages are sent the first Monday in January, April, July and October. County payments are made in three installments, with 25 percent of the total annual payment on the first Monday in January; 50 percent on the first Monday in July; and 25 percent on the first Monday in October.
Communities also receive 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.
For a list of local counties, towns, villages, and cities receiving aid, visit https://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/highway/gta-calc-total.pdf.