The following programs can provide financial assistance to local
governments, along with other public and private entities, to make a
variety of improvements to highways, airports, harbors, bike, rail
and pedestrian facilities.
Encourages transportation alternatives that improve air quality
such as public transit enhancements, bicycle/pedestrian facilities,
ridesharing programs and facilities, and technologies that improve
traffic flow and vehicle emissions. The funds are only available in
the southeastern Wisconsin ozone non-attainment and maintenance
Provides loans that assist with improvements to rail
infrastructure, highway/grade crossings, and the construction of new
rail-served facilities in an effort to boost economic activity.
Eligible applicants include private industries, railroads, and local
Provides grants to local governments and public entities that
cover up to 80% of the costs of rail projects designed to preserve
rail service or rehabilitate fixed-facilities on publicly-owned rail
lines. Projects can include the purchase of rail lines in an effort
to preserve freight rail service.
Assists Wisconsin harbor communities along the Great Lakes and
Mississippi River with projects that maintain and improve waterborne
commerce. Eligible applicants include municipal and tribal
Funds projects to increase multi-modal
transportation alternatives and enhance communities and the
environment. Projects include bicycle or pedestrian facilities,
landscaping or streetscaping, and the preservation of historic
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) allocates federal
funds to transportation improvement projects that
choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and
protect the environment."