Local governments receive more than $99 million in transportation aid

Release date: April 6, 2020

This week local governments will receive quarterly payments totaling $99,147,647 for General Transportation Aids (GTA), Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

For calendar year 2020, local governments will receive an estimated $521 million in financial assistance to support transportation related projects. This is a ten percent increase over the previous biennial budget.

“The importance of a sound transportation system is especially evident as we face the challenge of the COVID-19 public emergency,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “The local system is the essential first and last miles, making sure that vital goods like food and medical supplies are getting to where they’re needed.”

Payments to Wisconsin’s 1,850 villages, towns and cities include:

  • $95,875,797 in General Transportation Aids;
  • $3,015,875 to municipalities eligible to receive Connecting Highway Aids; and
  • $255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids.

General Transportation Aids help cover 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.

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.

View the list of local payments on the GTA webpage.

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581, opa.exec@dot.wi.gov