Tag: Wisconsin

UW-Madison Freight Researchers Helping Guide State Marine Transportation

CFIRE News Research

Wisconsin’s marine freight system is a tremendous asset for both a strong economy as well as a healthy environment in the state. And research conducted through the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is helping multiple organizations and agencies target priority projects as they create and implement plans for the state’s freight infrastructure and economic development.

Perry Testifies in Support of Continued Funding for HAP

MAFC Maritime Outreach Research

MAFC Program Administrator, Ernest Perry, PhD, testified last week to members of the Assembly Transportation Committee for the State of Wisconsin in support of continued funding for the Harbor Assistance Program (HAP). In his statement, Perry emphasized a multiagency effort that has been taking place for over three years to to increase the freight and […]

Wisconsin State Freight Plan Draft Released


Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding five meetings throughout the state in order to share information and collect input on the draft State Freight Plan. The plan was released at the end of September and can be downloaded from the WisDOT website. The public comment period ends on November 14th.

WisDOT Freight Data Analyst


Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Madison, Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking an a Freight Data Analyst. This position has a freight and economic development focus related to the preparation of transportation plans and economic studies.  This position plays an active role in the development and maintenance of economic and freight information for the […]

Wisconsin Economic Future Study


In June, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) released The Wisconsin Economic Future Study—Statewide and Regional Analysis, prepared by the MPI Group, Inc. The study is a follow-up to a similar analysis published in 2005, and highlights statewide and regional industries that drive economic growth. It also highlights industries closely related to these driver industries, […]

Wisconsin Multimodal Freight Network

Highway Regional Freight Plan

As part of its Freight Mobility Action Agenda, The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has established a repository of information about the Multimodal Freight Network in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Multimodal Freight Network is composed of highways, local roads, rail lines, ports and airports. The network identifies the role of the different transportation facilities in shipping freight […]

Two Views on I-39/90 Improvements


Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinal‘s Opinion page is carrying two opposing views about how to fund improvements to the I-39/90 corridor between Madison and the Wisconsin-Illinois state line. The MJS editors contend that “Barrett’s plan to fix roads takes the right approach” while Dan Cunningham of the I-39/90 NOW Coalition, says “Don’t shift road money to […]

Midwest Ports Contribute to Increased Seaway Traffic


The Journal of Commerce points out that the 2 percent increase in St. Lawrence Seaway traffic is due in part to increased cargos originating at ports in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio. The port of Green Bay, Wis., tallied a 26 percent year-over-year increase in tonnage, and Toledo is 4 percent ahead of last year in […]

Wisconsin's Long-range Transportation Plan

Freight Notes Funding Highway Maritime Rail

Officially adopted in 2009, Connections 2030 is the long-range transportation plan for Wisconsin. The plan addresses all forms of transportation; integrates transportation modes; and identifies policies and implementation priorities to aid transportation decision makers when evaluating program and project priorities over the next 20 years. Connections 2030 is a comprehensive transportation plan for moving people […]

The Next Step Forward for the I-39/90 Expansion


At a press conference today, Wisconsin DOT Secretary Frank Busalacchi and Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan announced the completion of the environmental impact statement required for a project to widen I-39/90 to six lanes from Beloit to Madison. Now that the environmental impact statement is complete, the State can apply for federal funds to complete the […]