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  • 19 Feb 2020 3:11 PM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    If you’re looking for a sign of the need for more road money in Wisconsin, here it is: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently sought applications from local governments for one-time grants to improve infrastructure.

    The DOT made a total of $75 million available. Individual grants are capped at $3.5 million a project.

    So how many applications did WisDOT receive? A total of 1,600 eligible applications.

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  • 7 Feb 2020 12:01 PM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    Local governments are seeing the first of the additional local road funding provided by the 2019-2021 budget. Last month Governor Tony Evers announced that local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,198,446 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

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  • 7 Feb 2020 11:58 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    It took two days for her car to get fixed. In the meantime, Williams discovered that Mauston offered a taxi service. For about $10, she was able to make it to work in the morning.

    “I didn’t know what to do, I was stressed out,” Williams said. “I was outside the city, so I didn’t think they’d come get me, but they did and I was able to get a ride home after work with (a coworker).”

    For many residents of rural communities, public transit like the Mauston taxi service is a necessity. Whether because of age, disability, or unexpected circumstance, those services allow residents to get to work, shop for groceries, or make it to their doctor appointments.

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