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Department of Transportation approves $14 million in transportation alternatives

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 12:41:21-04

WISCONSIN — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has approved $14 million in transportation alternatives, with over $1.5 million going to Milwaukee County.

The new transportation alternative projects are designed to strengthen the intermodal transportation system in Wisconsin, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment by supporting non-traditional projects linked to the transportation system.

The projects were approved by Wisconsin's Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the program is 80 percent federally funded and 20 percent locally funded.

Four Milwaukee projects were selected to receive part of the $14 million funding. Those projects are:

  • The Milwaukee Public Schools Safe Routes to School Education and Encouragement program
  • Lincoln Creek and Northwest Side Trail Connectivity Plan
  • Safe Routes to School - Phase 1 (Oak Creek)
  • Oak Leaf Trail Union Pacific Segment Stone Culvert Replacement

“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.”

For more information on these projects and the alternative transportation program, click here.

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