WisDOT: Local governments receive share of fuel tax, registration fees

For more information, contact:

Lori Richter, WisDOT Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors

(608) 266-0254, [email protected]

Governor Jim Doyle has announced that checks totaling $108.3 million for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids, and Expressway Policing Aids have been conveyed to Wisconsin units of local government.

The October payments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) include $105,078,672 in General Transportation Aids to 1,922 local units of government; $3,015,876 million for Connecting Highway Aids to 121 municipalities; and $255,975 for Expressway Policing Aids to Milwaukee County.

This year, local governments will share an estimated $429 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges, and in Expressway Policing Aids that support the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department’s patrol of Milwaukee expressways. Quarterly payments for towns, cities and villages in 2010 are sent the first Monday in January, April, July, and October. County payments are made in three installments, with 25% of the total annual payment on the first Monday in January, 50% on the first Monday in July, and 25% 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 will also be allocated for specific highway and bridge construction projects.

Local payment information may be found here in PDF or Excel format.