Local governments receive $126 million in first of quarterly transportation aid payments

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced on Monday that communities across the state received $126 million in transportation funding payments on Jan. 4, the first of quarterly payments for 2021.

“These payments represent part of the cooperative work we do with local governments across the state to keep goods and services moving throughout Wisconsin,” said WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson.

General transportation aids (GTA) 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.

In 2020, local governments received more than $505 million in GTA financial assistance to support transportation related projects, a 10 percent increase over calendar year 2019 allocations.