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Wisconsin DOT seeks applicants for multimodal grant program

A train travels through Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
Photo – Halverson


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is accepting applications for its $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement Grant Program (MLS), which is available to local and tribal governments.

Funding is available for new projects associated with railroads, harbors, transit agencies, roads, bridges, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

"The MLS grant program is designed to address a range of possible projects and puts the decision-making in the hands of the locals," said WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson in a press release.

The program pays up to 90 percent of total eligible project costs, with local governments contributing a minimum of 10 percent. The $75 million in grant funding was included in the state's 2019-21 biennial budget.

WisDOT will conduct voluntary informational webinars about the program on Sept. 30, Oct. 2 and Oct. 10. Grant applications are due Dec. 6.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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