Twenty-eight community transportation projects have received more than $14 million in funding through the Wisconsin DOT's (WisDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
These projects are designed to strengthen the intermodal transportation system, including shared pathways, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and school routes. WisDOT says awarded projects expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment by supporting non-traditional projects linked to the transportation system.
“Thank you to a broad coalition of representatives from across Wisconsin for helping select projects that will create safer routes to school, stronger communities, and more travel options,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said in a statement. “Trails and paths not only support many uses, they grow local economies and improve the quality of life.”
A Statewide Selection Committee reviews the applications and recommends projects for the WisDOT Secretary approval. The committee includes representatives from the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bike Federation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Counties Association, and WisDOT.
TAP is a reimbursement program and are generally funded 80% federally, with a 20% local match.
SOURCE: Wisconsin DOT