DOT Announces $13M In Grants For Transportation Alternatives Program

Program Helps Pay For School, Bike, Pedestrian Projects Across State

Above, a B-Cycle bike-sharing station in Madison. Photo: Ken Fager (CC-BY-NC-SA).

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced more than $13 million in awards for the Transportation Alternatives Program.

The federally funded program will help pay for 27 school, bike and pedestrian projects across the state. Program manager Tressie Kamp said budget cuts have meant less money for the program, but that these projects are still important to many communities.

“Dollars are stretched thin across highways and roads, but that doesn’t change the fact that we have communities and we have groups of people that still need to still need to rely upon alternative methods of transportation,” Kamp said.

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Kamp said the demand for funds continues to increase as more communities make plans to implement things like bike share programs.