Local governments received quarterly payments last week totaling nearly $146 million for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
The budget Gov. Tony Evers signed last week provides a 10 percent funding increase ($66 million over the biennium) for general transportation aids, paid to counties, towns, villages and cities. The increase will be paid to local governments beginning January 2020.
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 local roads that connect segments of the state highway system.
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.
Distribution of GTA funds is based on a six-year costs average or a statutorily set rate-per-mile.
Funds for county
General Transportation Aids funds Kenosha County municipalities will receive for the quarter:
Kenosha County — $1,520,861.26
Town of Brighton — $9,567.94
Town of Paris — $4,562.99
Town of Randall — $29,262.28
Town of Somers — $3,473.43
Town of Wheatland — $19,864.53
Village of Bristol — $35,342.48
Village of Paddock Lake — $28,440.39
Village of Pleasant Prairie — $244,347.77
Village of Salem Lakes — $119,271.52
Village of Somers — $21,313.77
Village of Twin Lakes — $69,607.12
City of Kenosha — $755,973.73. The city will also receive Connecting Highway Aids totaling $75,489.27
Total General Transportation Aids funds local municipalities will receive in 2019:
Kenosha County — $3,041,722.54
Town of Brighton — $38,271.78
Town of Paris — $18,251.96
Town of Randall — $117,049.15
Town of Somers — $13,893.73
Town of Wheatland — $79,458.14
Village of Bristol — $141,369.95
Village of Paddock Lake — $113,761.58
Village of Pleasant Prairie — $977,391.10
Village of Salem Lakes — $477,086.10
Village of Somers — $85,255.09
Village of Twin Lakes — $278,428.49
City of Kenosha — $3,023,894.92. In addition, the city will receive Connecting Highway Aids totaling $301,957.10.