(Beaver Dam) A part of nearly $4-million-dollars released by Governor Tony Evers in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will go to two Dodge County entities. The program grants are awarded to assist local public bodies and private, non-profit agencies with providing transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
The county will receive $35,200 to help pay for the replacement of a side-loaded minivan. Green Valley Enterprises, based in Dodge County, is also receiving $40,646. St. Coletta of Wisconsin, based in the City of Jefferson and serves Dodge, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties, will get $60,800 to purchase a medium bus.
Evers says fixing roads and ensuring everyone has access to safe, reliable transportation is an essential part of Wisconsin’s economic recovery efforts from this pandemic. DOT Secretary Craig Thompson says this program helps people, wherever they live in the state, get to their medical appointments, work, school, and family. The funds administered through the Federal Transit Administration’s Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program will go to a total of 50 agencies in Wisconsin.