The department shall develop and administer an intercity bus assistance program to increase the availability of intercity bus service in this state. Under this program, the department may do any of the following:
Contract with private providers of intercity bus service to support intercity bus service routes of the provider.
Make grants to political subdivisions to support intercity bus service routes having an origin or destination in the political subdivision.
All expenditures under the program shall be made from the appropriations under s. 20.395 (1) (bq)
, and (bx)
. The department may not enter into any contract under par. (a) 1.
, or award any grant under par. (a) 2.
, that provides funds to support any intercity bus service route in an amount exceeding the lesser of the following:
Fifty percent of the net operating loss of the intercity bus service route.
The portion of the net operating loss of the intercity bus service route for which federal funds are not available.
The department shall prescribe the form, nature, and extent of the information which shall be contained in an application for a grant under par. (a) 2.
The department shall establish criteria for evaluating applications for grants under par. (a) 2.
History: 2009 a. 28
Driver license reinstatement training program.
The department shall administer a driver license reinstatement training program. From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (cq)
, the department may contract with public or private entities for programs that provide persons whose driver's license has been revoked or suspended under the laws of this state with training and assistance in meeting the requirements of ch. 343
for license reinstatement.
History: 1993 a. 16
Motorcycle, moped and motor bicycle safety program.
The department shall develop and administer a motorcycle, moped and motor bicycle safety program. The program shall include operational skills training, safety education and public awareness and such other elements as the department deems desirable. The safety education program for motorcycles shall include instruction as to the proper eye protection to be worn during hours of darkness. The department may make grants under this program for establishment of courses which further the aims of this program. The department shall adopt rules to implement this section.
Information for tax bills.
By October 1, the department shall provide to the department of revenue the information about the aids paid under s. 86.30
to each municipality and county that will enable the department of revenue to furnish to taxation districts the information required under s. 73.03 (31)
History: 1985 a. 12
Statewide trauma care system transfer.
Beginning July 1, 2000, and annually thereafter, the secretary shall transfer $80,000 from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (dq)
to the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (kx)
for the purposes of the statewide trauma care system under s. 256.25
History: 1999 a. 9
; 2007 a. 130
Motor carrier projects program.
The department may administer a program for the study of motor carrier operations and may participate in projects, including pilot projects in cooperation with other jurisdictions, for the evaluation of programs affecting motor carriers.
History: 1987 a. 27
State traffic patrol services. 85.51(1)(1)
Special events fee.
The department may charge an event sponsor, as defined by rule, a fee, in an amount calculated under a uniform method established by rule, for security and traffic enforcement services provided by the state traffic patrol at any public event for which an admission fee is charged for spectators. The department may not impose a fee for such services except as provided in this section.
(2) Security and traffic enforcement services fee.
The department may charge any person a fee, in an amount calculated under a uniform method established by rule, for security and traffic enforcement services provided by the state traffic patrol during that person's installation, inspection, removal, relocation, or repair of a utility facility, as defined in s. 30.40 (19)
, located on a highway, as defined in s. 340.01 (22)
, if that person requests such services in writing.
(3) Use of fees.
All moneys received under this section shall be deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (dg)
History: 1997 a. 27
; 2001 a. 16
See also ch. Trans 320
, Wis. adm. code.
Transportation infrastructure loan program. 85.52(1)(1)
In this section:
“Eligible applicant" means a county, city, village, town or combination thereof, Amtrak, as defined in s. 85.061 (1)
, a railroad, as defined in s. 85.01 (5)
, a private nonprofit organization that is an eligible applicant under s. 85.22 (2) (am)
, or a transit commission created under s. 59.58 (2)
“Fund" means the transportation infrastructure loan fund established under s. 25.405
“Other assistance" has the meaning given in P.L. 104-59
, section 350 (L) (3).
(2) Acceptance of federal capitalization grants.
The department may enter into an agreement with the U.S. department of transportation to receive a capitalization grant under P.L. 104-59
, section 350. The agreement may contain any provision required by P.L. 104-59
, section 350, and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under that section.
The department shall administer a transportation infrastructure loan program to make loans, and to provide other assistance, to eligible applicants for highway projects or transit capital projects. The department of transportation may not make a loan or provide other assistance under the program unless the secretary of administration approves of the loan or other assistance and determines that the amounts in the fund, together with anticipated receipts, will be sufficient to fully pay principal and interest costs incurred on the revenue obligations issued under sub. (5)
. Loans or other assistance under the program for highway projects shall be credited to the highway account. Loans or other assistance under the program for transit capital projects shall be credited to the transit account.
Any loan made under the program shall comply with P.L. 104-59
, section 350, and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under that section. The department may not provide other assistance under the program to an eligible applicant unless such assistance complies with P.L. 104-59
, section 350, and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under that section.
The joint committee on finance may transfer moneys, at the request of the department, in amounts not to exceed the amounts necessary to meet the requirements under P.L. 104-59
, section 350, from the transportation fund to the transportation infrastructure loan fund. The department shall submit to the joint committee on finance for its review and approval proposed reductions among the transportation fund appropriations to the department equal to the amount transferred under this paragraph. The joint committee on finance may approve, disapprove or modify the proposed reductions. Upon approval of the proposed reductions, as may be modified by the committee, an amount equivalent to each approved reduction is lapsed from the appropriation account for each reduced appropriation to the transportation fund.
The department of transportation and the department of administration shall promulgate rules necessary to implement the transportation infrastructure loan program. The rules shall specify the terms and conditions of loans or other assistance provided under the program and shall establish criteria for determining which eligible applicants and which projects are eligible to receive loans or other assistance under the program. The criteria shall include all of the following:
The impact of funding a project under the program on accelerating the completion of a major highway project under s. 84.013
The statewide and local economic impact of the projects.
The level of commitment by the eligible applicant to the project.
The type and quality of intermodal transportation facilities affected by the project.
The department of transportation and the department of administration may charge and collect fees, established jointly by rules, from eligible applicants to recover the costs of administering the program.
(4m) Investment management.
The department of administration may:
Subject to par. (b)
, direct the investment board under s. 25.17 (2) (e)
to make any investment of the fund, or in the collection of the principal and interest of all moneys loaned or invested from such fund.
Subject to par. (b)
, purchase or acquire, commit on a standby basis to purchase or acquire, sell, discount, assign, negotiate, or otherwise dispose of, or pledge, hypothecate or otherwise create a security interest in, loans as the department of administration may determine, or portions or portfolios of participations in loans, made or purchased under this section. The disposition may be at the price and under the terms that the department of administration determines to be reasonable and may be at public or private sale.
The department of administration shall take an action under par. (a)
only if all of the following conditions occur:
The action provides a financial benefit to the transportation infrastructure fund.
The action does not contradict or weaken the purposes of the transportation infrastructure loan fund.
The building commission approves the action before the department of administration acts.
The transportation infrastructure loan program is a revenue-producing enterprise or program as defined in s. 18.52 (6)
Deposits, appropriations or transfers to the fund for the purposes specified in s. 20.395 (2) (pq)
may be funded with the proceeds of revenue obligations issued subject to and in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18
. Revenue obligations issued under this section shall not exceed $100 in principal amount, excluding obligations issued to refund outstanding revenue obligations.
The department of administration may, under s. 18.561
, deposit in a separate and distinct fund in the state treasury or in an account maintained by a trustee outside the state treasury, any portion of the revenues derived under s. 25.405 (2)
. The revenues deposited with a trustee outside the state treasury are the trustee's revenues in accordance with the agreement between this state and the trustee or in accordance with the resolution pledging the revenues to the repayment of revenue obligations issued under this subsection.
The building commission may pledge any portion of revenues received or to be received in the fund established in par. (c)
or the transportation infrastructure loan fund to secure revenue obligations issued under this subsection.
The department of administration has all other powers necessary and convenient to distribute the pledged revenues and to distribute the proceeds of the revenue obligations in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18
The department of administration may enter into agreements with the federal government, political subdivisions of this state, individuals or private entities to insure or in any other manner provide additional security for the revenue obligations issued under this subsection.
Revenue obligations may be contracted by the building commission when it reasonably appears to the building commission that all obligations incurred under this subsection can be fully paid on a timely basis from moneys received or anticipated to be received by the fund.
Unless otherwise expressly provided in resolutions authorizing the issuance of revenue obligations or in other agreements with the holders of revenue obligations, each issue of revenue obligations under this subsection shall be on a parity with every other revenue obligation issued under this subsection and in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18
The department shall publish on the department's Internet site the application and a description of the application process for applying for a loan or other assistance under this section.
For each applicant receiving a loan or other assistance under sub. (3)
, the department shall publish on the department's Internet site all of the following information:
The terms of financing that are approved, including principal and interest payments, the length of the agreement, and any other conditions or information the department determines is relevant.
An indication of whether the project is outstanding or closed.
The department shall publish on the department's Internet site information regarding interest earned from investments made under sub. (4m)
The department shall report each new agreement for a loan or other assistance under sub. (3)
to the legislature at the time that the award is made.
See also ch. Trans 512
, Wis. adm. code.
Safe-ride grant program.
The department may award grants to any county or municipality or to any nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 66.0129 (6) (b)
, to cover the costs of transporting persons suspected of having a prohibited alcohol concentration, as defined in s. 340.01 (46m)
, from any premises licensed under ch. 125
to sell alcohol beverages to their places of residence or to cover the costs of advertising the availability of a service provided by the county, municipality, or nonprofit corporation transporting persons suspected of having a prohibited alcohol concentration, as defined in s. 340.01 (46m)
, from any premises licensed under ch. 125
to sell alcohol beverages to their places of residence. The amount of a grant under this section may not exceed 80 percent of the costs necessary to provide the service. The liability of a provider of a safe-ride program to persons transported under the program is limited to the amounts required for an automobile liability policy under s. 344.15 (1)
. Grants awarded under this section shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (ek)
Professional football stadium maintenance and operating costs. 85.605(1)(d)
“Professional football team" means a professional football team described in s. 229.823
From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (1) (ig)
, the department annually shall deposit payments into the fund established under s. 229.8257
by each local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229
. The amount of any deposit under this section shall be the sum of money credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (1) (ig)
during the previous fiscal year that is attributable to the professional football team whose home stadium, as defined in s. 229.821 (8)
, is located in the local professional football stadium district over which the district board that established the fund has jurisdiction.
History: 1999 a. 167
Compliance with federal Help America Vote Act. 85.61(1)(1)
The secretary of transportation and the administrator of the elections commission shall enter into an agreement to match personally identifiable information on the official registration list maintained by the commission under s. 6.36 (1)
and the information specified in s. 6.34 (2m)
with personally identifiable information in the operating record file database under ch. 343
and vehicle registration records under ch. 341
to the extent required to enable the secretary of transportation and the administrator of the elections commission to verify the accuracy of the information provided for the purpose of voter registration.
The secretary of transportation shall enter into an agreement with the commissioner of the federal social security administration for the purpose of verifying whether the name, date of birth, and social security number of an individual in the operating record file database under ch. 343
or vehicle registration records under ch. 341
match the information contained in the records of the social security administration. The agreement shall include safeguards to ensure the maintenance of the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information disclosed and procedures to permit the secretary of transportation to use any applicable personally identifiable information disclosed for purposes related to maintenance of departmental records.
Transportation fund balance and appropriation reductions. 85.62(1)(1)
During any fiscal biennium, if at any time the department determines that, at the close of the fiscal biennium, net appropriations and fund reserves from the transportation fund will exceed estimated transportation fund revenues by more than $30,000,000, the department shall develop a plan to eliminate, by the close of the fiscal biennium, this projected deficit by reducing state funds appropriations under s. 20.395
, other than those for debt service and sum sufficient appropriations, from the transportation fund. This plan may not include the reduction of any state funds appropriation if the reduction would violate a condition imposed by the federal government on the receipt of federal funds or if the reduction would violate the federal or state constitution. The secretary shall submit this plan to the joint committee on finance.