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Transportation aid comes in for over half a million

Local governments will receive quarterly payments amounting to $99 million for General Transportation Aids (GTA), Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the WisDOT.

For calendar year 2020, local governments will receive an estimated $521 million in financial assistance to support transportation related projects. This is a 10 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,” said secretary-designee Craig Thompson. “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.”

Receiving funds locally, are the Village of Cadott ($26,378.95); City of Cornell ($28,167.95); Towns of Anson ($37,035.09), Arthur ($27,561.15), Birch Creek ($27,837.09), Cleveland ($23,586.30), Colburn ($42,573.60); Delmar ($39,420), Eagle Point ($37,506.75), Edson ($35,931.33), Estella ($15,117.57), Goetz ($22,240.25), Lafayette ($57,770.01), Lake Holcombe ($31,214.07), Ruby ($24,992.28), Sigel ($31,332.33), Washington ($22,780.49) and Willard ($16,149.06).

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.