Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 206.02 - Definitions

The words and phrases defined in s. 86.31(1), Stats., have the same meaning in this chapter unless a different definition is specifically provided. In this chapter:

(1) "Administrative cost" means the county highway commissioner's staff and material costs to perform the county highway commissioner's duties to the county MSI program for cities and villages with a population of 20,000 or less, and the county TRI program, including the cost of conducting bid lettings for MSI projects in cities and villages with a population of 20,000 or less and for TRI projects.
(1m) "Annual allocation" means the annual amount of state funds available under the TRID component of the local roads improvement program to a town to make improvements with total project costs of $100,000 or more to local town roads.
(2) "Annual entitlement" means the annual amount of state funds available under the local roads improvement program to a county, county town road improvement committee, county municipal street improvement committee, or city or village with a population of 20,000 or more to make improvements to the local roads.
(2m) "Biennial allocation" means the sum of the 2 annual allocations in a state biennium.
(3) "Biennial entitlement" means the sum of the 2 annual entitlements in a state biennium.
(4) "Chief executive" means the town board chairperson, village president, elected mayor or city manager.
(5) "Contract administration" means the preparing of or having plans prepared for the project, acquiring right of way, letting of bids and construction supervision of a local roads improvement program project.
(6) "Cost ceiling" means the maximum amount the state of Wisconsin will pay as its share of the local road improvement project under this chapter.
(7) "County board chairperson" has the meaning specified in s. 59.12, Stats.
(8) "County executive" has the meaning specified in s. 59.17, Stats.
(9) "County highway commissioner" has the meaning specified in s. 83.01, Stats.
(10) "County highway improvement" or "CHI" means the improvement projects on the county trunk system funded by the county highway improvement entitlement component of the local roads improvement program as authorized under s. 86.31(3), Stats.
(11) "County highway improvement plan" means a county's 5-year plan of improvements to the county trunk system which is eligible to be funded from the county highway improvement component of the local roads improvement program.
(12) "County highway improvement program district" means a group of counties designated by the secretary of transportation under s. 86.31, Stats., to be a county highway improvement program district.
(13) "County highway improvement program district committee" means a committee consisting of not more than 5 county executives or designees or when there is no office of county executive, county board chairpersons or the chairperson's designee from counties within a county highway improvement district.
(14) "County municipal street improvement committee" or "CMSIC" means a committee of not more than 5 chief executives or designees of cities and villages with a population of less than 20,000 within the county responsible to select MSI projects within the county.
(15) "County town road improvement committee" or "CTRIC" means a committee of not more than 5 town chairpersons or designees from within the county responsible to select TRI projects within the county.
(16) "Department" means the department of transportation.
(17) "Eligible project" means one or more logical phases of a specific improvement including, but not limited to, a feasibility study, design engineering, grading, base, paving, and road finish materials such as hot mix asphalt.
(18) "Feasibility study" means the engineering and environmental studies for a specific section of a local road that will lead to a LRIP improvement project.
(19) "Local roads improvement program" or "LRIP" means the state entitlement program with county trunk highway, town road and municipal street entitlement components as established in s. 86.31, Stats., or the state allocation component separate from the entitlement program as established in s. 86.31(3m), Stats.
(20) "LRIP project application" means a department of transportation form which describes the projects that may be funded with LRIP entitlements, or LRIP allocations under TRID, in the current state biennium.
(21) "Miles" means the number of miles of roads and streets as determined by the department of transportation under s. 86.302, Stats.
(22) "Municipal street improvement" or "MSI" means the improvement projects on the city and village street system funded by the municipal street improvement entitlement component of the local roads improvement program as authorized under s. 86.31(3), Stats.
(23) "Municipal street improvement plan" means a city or village's 5-year plan of improvements to the municipal street system eligible to be funded from the municipal street improvement component of the local roads improvement program.
(24) "PASER" means the pavement surface evaluation and rating process developed and taught by the transportation information center at the university of Wisconsin extension, Madison, WI 53706.
(25) "Population" means the population of a political subdivision as determined in s. 86.33, Stats.
(26) "Project agreement" means a formal agreement between the state and a political subdivision which states the responsibilities of each of the parties to the agreement.
(27) "Recipient" means a county, county town road improvement committee, county municipal street improvement committee, or a city or village with a population of 20,000 or more, or a town under the TRID.
(28) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of transportation.
(29) "State biennium" means a period from July 1 of every odd-numbered year through June 30 of the next odd-numbered year.
(30) "State fiscal year" means a period from July 1 through June 30.
(31) "Statewide town road improvement discretionary committee" or "STRIDC" means the committee appointed by the secretary responsible to recommend TRID projects for approval by the secretary.
(32) "Town road improvement" or "TRI" means the improvement projects on the town road system funded by the town road improvement entitlement component of the local roads improvement program as authorized under s. 86.31(3), Stats.
(33) "Town road improvement discretionary" or "TRID" means the improvement projects on the statewide town road system funded by the town road improvement discretionary allocation component of the local roads improvement program as authorized under s. 86.31(3m), Stats.
(34) "Town road improvement plan" means a town board's 2 or more year plan for improvements to the town road system eligible to be funded from the town road improvement component of the local roads improvement program.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 206.02
Cr. Register, June, 1992, No. 438, eff. 7-1-92; am. (1), (19), (20) and (27), renum. (31) and (32) to be (32) and (34), cr. (1m), (2m), (31) and (33), Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; am. (1), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97; corrections in (7), (8) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7, Stats., Register March 2012 No. 675.

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