Gov. Evers announces $35 million for Transportation Alternatives Program

Over $4.7 million will go to projects in La Crosse

MADISON (WKBT) — Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) announced funding for the state’s Transportation Alternatives Program Thursday, to the tune of more than $35 million.

In a statement, the Governor’s office said the projects will “help create or enhance opportunities for safe non-motorized transportation.”

“From Barron County to Kenosha County, these grants will help support dozens of communities in implementing safe and sustainable transportation alternatives for folks across our state,” said Gov. Evers. “Transportation alternative projects, such as the bike and pedestrian paths funded through these investments, are not only great ways to reduce emissions and build a more sustainable transportation system but they enhance quality of life in communities in every corner of Wisconsin.”

The money covers 72 projects across the state. Three of those projects are in La Crosse, totaling $4,731,749.60:

  • Wagon Wheel Trail Link – $4,010,400.00
  • Grand Crossing Trail Reconstruction – $625,349.60
  • La Crosse Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Update – $96,000.00

Also on the list, Viroqua Pedestrian & Bicycle Plans & SRTS Plan at $40,000 and a West Salem Traffic Study & SRTS Plan for the school district at $44,000.

TAP is a reimbursement program, and projects are generally funded 80% federally, with a 20% local match, the Governor’s office added.