Gov Evers Hands Out 75 Million in Transportation Projects
Gov Tony Evers handed out 75 million in grants to 152 local transportation projects across wisconsin. The grants are for 84 towns, 34 cities and villages and 34 counties. They were selected from more than 1600 applications for funding under the program which makes funding available for local transportation needs including roads, bridges, harbors, railroads and both pedestrian and bike paths. The transportation development association which advocates for road and transportation funding said the fact that more than 1400 projects won’t get funded speaks to the backlog that exists, in total every application sought nearly 1.5 billion in funding. Gov Evers budget that he signed spent around $7 billion on transportation over two years. He vetoed $15 million out of the funding for the funding for the local grant program which left the $75 million that was awarded Wednesday.