Locals seek transportation funding from state DOT

Posted at 9:40 a.m. on January 10, 2020

The Brillion News

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and stakeholder partners are reviewing the 1,596 eligible grant applications submitted for the Multimodal Local Supplement program. The total project value of the applications is $1,466,370,391.

Applications being reviewed include:

• 105 applications from counties with a total project value of $225 million

• 461 applications from cities and villages with a total project value of $674 million

• 1,030 applications from towns with a total project value of $568 million

The one-time $75 million funding program enables local communities to prioritize projects and submit them for funding consideration.

This includes road, bridge, harbor, transit, bicycle accommodation and railroad projects. The program will pay up to 90% of total eligible costs with local governments providing the balance.

Three separate committees will score the applications. Projects will rate higher if they demonstrate economic impact, provide greater connectivity or are shown to have greater cost-effectiveness than other options.

Committees are expected to meet at the end of January. The committees’ recommendations will be forwarded to the

DOT Secretary for approval. Recipients and award amounts are expected to be announced the end of February.