Twenty-eight community transportation projects received more than $14 million in funding through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). These projects are designed to strengthen the intermodal transportation system. 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,” Craig Thompson, WisDOT Secretary-designee said. “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 respresentatives 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 percent federally, with a 20 percent local match. Federal funds are capped at the award amount listed in the table below.

Project Title Sponsor County Federal Share
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) Safe Routes to School Program ECWRPC Calumet, Fond du Lac, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago $475,600.00
Stillson Elementary School Trail Chippewa County Chippewa $973,760.00
Columbus Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail Network City of Columbus Columbia $403,468.00
West Main St Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements City of Madison Dane $180,024.00
Walk, Bike & Eggsplore Egg Harbor Village Egg Harbor Door $1,382,880.00
Bus Stop Shelter Improvements City of Superior Douglas $371,508.80
Half Moon Lake – Folsom Park Trail City of Eau Claire Eau Claire $640,864.00
US Highway 8 Shared Pathway: Phase 1 Forest County Potawatomi Community Forest $939,688.74
Wisconsin River Trail Borden Road south side of WSOR RR crossing to River View Lane City of Boscobel Grant $1,334,174.40
City of Lake Mills Pedestrian Network Connectivity Improvement City of Lake Mills Jefferson $432,400.00
Luxemburg-Casco School District SRTS Planning Luxemburg-Casco School District Kewaunee $ 40,800.00
La Crosse County Health Department SRTS Non-Infrastructure Planning La Crosse County Health Department La Crosse  $276,000.00
STH 16 Trail Connection La Crosse County La Crosse  $545,072.00
La Crosse River Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge La Crosse County La Crosse  $666,048.00
Springbrook Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail City of Antigo Langlade $756,096.00
City of Tomahawk Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan City of Tomahawk Lincoln $40,000.00
The Milwaukee Public Schools Safe Routes to School Education and Encouragement program Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee $329,600.00
Lincoln Creek and Northwest Side Trail Connectivity Plan Milwaukee County Parks Milwaukee $49,600.00
Safe Routes to School – Phase 1 City of Oak Creek Milwaukee $636,352.00
Oak Leaf Trail Union Pacific Segment Stone Culvert Replacement Milwaukee County Parks Milwaukee $530,815.20
WCWRPC Safe Routes to Schools Program West Central Wisconsin RPC Multi $548,800.00
Polk County Bike-Ped Plan Polk County Polk $53,600.00
STH 35 Off-Road Trail St Croix County St Croix $471,805.60
Main Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements City of Viroqua Vernon $525,429.60
STH 82 Paved Pedestrian Path Village of De Soto Vernon $277,032.00
South Street Trail City of Lake Geneva Walworth $835,316.00
Adler Road Trail City of Marshfield Wood $364,616.80
Wood County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Wood County Wood $64,000.00
TOTAL     $14,145,351.14


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