Local governments receive their share of fuel tax, registration fees
July 2, 2012
Governor Scott Walker announced today that checks totaling nearly $128 million have been distributed to Wisconsin units of local government.
The July payments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) include: $124,533,787 in General Transportation Aids (GTA) to 1,922 local units of government; $3,015,874 to 120 municipalities for Connecting Highway Aids (CHA); and $255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids (EPA).
This calendar year, local governments will share an estimated $415.5 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges. In addition, EPA supports the patrol of Milwaukee expressways by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department. Quarterly payments for towns, cities 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.
General Transportation Aids help defray 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.
Communities also receive state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation, and airport and harbor development from WisDOT. State and federal funds are also allocated for specific highway and bridge construction projects.
For more information, contact:
Anna Kraft, WisDOT Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors
(608) 264-8425, email@example.com