More than $14 million approved for transportation alternatives

​Release date: October 14, 2020

Twenty-eight community transportation projects received more than $14 million in funding through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). These projects are designed to strengthen the intermodal transportation system. Awarded projects expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment by supporting non-traditional projects linked to the transportation system.

“Thank you to a broad coalition of representatives from across Wisconsin for helping select projects that will create safer routes to school, stronger communities and more travel options,” Craig Thompson, WisDOT Secretary-designee said. “Trails and paths not only support many uses, they grow local economies and improve the quality of life.”

A Statewide Selection Committee reviews the applications and recommends projects for the WisDOT Secretary approval.  The committee includes representatives from the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bike Federation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Counties Association,  and WisDOT.

TAP is a reimbursement program and are generally funded 80 percent federally, with a 20 percent local match. Federal funds are capped at the award amount listed in the table below.​​


Project TitleSponsorCountyFederal Share
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) Safe Routes to School ProgramECWRPCCalumet, Fond du Lac, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago$475,600.00
Stillson Elementary School TrailChippewa CountyChippewa$973,760.00
Columbus Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail NetworkCity of ColumbusColumbia$403,468.00
West Main St Bicycle and Pedestrian ImprovementsCity of MadisonDane$180,024.00
Walk, Bike & Eggsplore Egg HarborVillage Egg HarborDoor$1,382,880.00
Bus Stop Shelter ImprovementsCity of SuperiorDouglas$371,508.80
Half Moon Lake - Folsom Park TrailCity of Eau ClaireEau Claire$640,864.00
US Highway 8 Shared Pathway: Phase 1Forest County Potawatomi Community Forest$939,688.74
Wisconsin River Trail Borden Road south side of WSOR RR crossing to River View LaneCity of BoscobelGrant$1,334,174.40
City of Lake Mills Pedestrian Network Connectivity Improvement City of Lake MillsJefferson$432,400.00
Luxemburg-Casco School District SRTS PlanningLuxemburg-Casco School DistrictKewaunee$ 40,800.00
La Crosse County Health Department SRTS Non-Infrastructure Planning La Crosse County Health Department La Crosse  $276,000.00
STH 16 Trail Connection La Crosse CountyLa Crosse  $545,072.00
La Crosse River Bicycle/Pedestrian BridgeLa Crosse CountyLa Crosse  $666,048.00
Springbrook Bicycle/Pedestrian TrailCity of AntigoLanglade$756,096.00
City of Tomahawk Bicycle and Pedestrian PlanCity of TomahawkLincoln$40,000.00
The Milwaukee Public Schools Safe Routes to School Education and Encouragement programMilwaukee Public SchoolsMilwaukee$329,600.00
Lincoln Creek and Northwest Side Trail Connectivity PlanMilwaukee County ParksMilwaukee$49,600.00
Safe Routes to School - Phase 1City of Oak CreekMilwaukee$636,352.00
Oak Leaf Trail Union Pacific Segment Stone Culvert Replacement Milwaukee County ParksMilwaukee$530,815.20
WCWRPC Safe Routes to Schools ProgramWest Central Wisconsin RPCMulti$548,800.00
Polk County Bike-Ped PlanPolk CountyPolk$53,600.00
STH 35 Off-Road TrailSt Croix CountySt Croix$471,805.60
Main Street Bicycle and Pedestrian ImprovementsCity of ViroquaVernon$525,429.60
STH 82 Paved Pedestrian PathVillage of De SotoVernon$277,032.00
South Street Trail City of Lake GenevaWalworth$835,316.00
Adler Road TrailCity of MarshfieldWood$364,616.80
Wood County Bicycle and Pedestrian PlanWood CountyWood$64,000.00
TOTAL  $ 14,145,351.14


More TAP information can be found here.

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581,