(Columbus) Columbus is receiving over $400-thousand dollars for a walking and biking trail. The city of is one of 28 communities that is receiving a combined total of more than $14 million in funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The projects selected are intended to expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment by supporting non-traditional projects. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grants are generally funded 80–percent federally, with a 20–percent local match. Columbus will use the $403–thousand-dollar grant for 8600–feet of trail connecting schools, parks and the downtown. The half-million-dollar project is slated to get underway in 2023. The city of Lake Mills is receiving $432-thousand dollars for a similar project connecting their pedestrian network.