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First Quarterly Payments of Transportation Aid for Wisconsin Released

Friday, January 14th, 2022 -- 12:01 PM

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced that municipalities across the state received more than $132 million in the first quarterly payments for 2022 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2022, local governments will receive more than $505 million in general transportation aids financial assistance to support transportation related projects, a 2% increase over calendar year 2021 allocations. GTA and other WisDOT Local Programs combined make up almost one third of the state transportation budget.

The first quarter payments, made on January 3, totaled $132,266,966.99 and included $128,955,117.60 to local units of government for General Transportation Aids, $3,015,874.39 to 116 eligible municipalities for Connection Highway Aids, and $255,975.00 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, villages, and towns 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.

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