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Governor Walker announces over $83 million in payments to local governments
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Governor Walker announces over $83 million in payments to local governments

For calendar year 2017, local governments will share an estimated $433 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges.

Public meeting for WIS 36 (Loomis Road) resurfacing project in Milwaukee County
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Public meeting for WIS 36 (Loomis Road) resurfacing project in Milwaukee County

Open house to discuss design plans

WIS 100 ramp closing to I-94 EB
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WIS 100 ramp closing to I-94 EB

The closure is expected to last one month.

Short-term impacts begin for Lakefront Gateway project
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Short-term impacts begin for Lakefront Gateway project

Limited work underway will have lane restrictions and sidewalk closures

I-43 lane closure Monday in Glendale-area
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I-43 lane closure Monday in Glendale-area

Possible daytime back ups

Statement from Wisconsin DOT Secretary Dave Ross on cancellation of I-39/90/94 Madison to Portage study and I-90/94 Portage to Wisconsin Dells study
Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International Airport

A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.

News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport
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News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport

One project will reconstruct the primary runway.

I-794 off-ramp to Jackson/Van Buren/Clybourn to see evening closures
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I-794 off-ramp to Jackson/Van Buren/Clybourn to see evening closures

The closures are necessary for utility work related to private development in downtown Milwaukee.

Steps to obtain an ID to vote in the spring primary explained
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Steps to obtain an ID to vote in the spring primary explained

Voters looking to get a Wisconsin ID can turn to DMV for help at wisconsindmv.gov or visit a DMV Customer Service Center to apply.

I-794 off-ramp to Jackson/Van Buren/Clybourn to see evening closures
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I-794 off-ramp to Jackson/Van Buren/Clybourn to see evening closures

Ramp will be open during daytime hours

Traffic deaths in January were tied for third lowest since WWII
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Traffic deaths in January were tied for third lowest since WWII

Last month 32 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes.

Have the ID you need to vote? Check. If not, start the process for free ID to vote now
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Have the ID you need to vote? Check. If not, start the process for free ID to vote now

Get started on obtaining your free identification today.

Governor Walker approves $5 million in harbor grants
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Governor Walker approves $5 million in harbor grants

Funds cover safety, construction and dredging projects

WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross names Bob Seitz as department’s Deputy Secretary
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WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross names Bob Seitz as department’s Deputy Secretary

He founded Arrowhead Strategies, LLC, providing lobbying, grassroots and crisis management services to state and national clients.

Wisconsin DOT joins Waze Connected Citizens Program
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Wisconsin DOT joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

Two-way data share hopes to ease congestion and better inform motorists

New online Driver Report of Crash form to replace paper form
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New online Driver Report of Crash form to replace paper form

The Driver Report of Crash in paper form will no longer be available for completing and mailing to WisDOT for crashes that occur after Dec. 31, 201

State traffic deaths increased by nearly 6 percent in 2016
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State traffic deaths increased by nearly 6 percent in 2016

To prevent deaths and injuries in the upcoming year, WisDOT along with its traffic safety partners will intensify many safety initiatives

Westbound I-94 traffic shift set for tonight
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Westbound I-94 traffic shift set for tonight

Impacts to traffic from WIS 100

Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and fuel shortages
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Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and fuel shortages

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

Electronic message boards to alert of possible wrong way driver
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Electronic message boards to alert of possible wrong way driver

Enhancement gives motorists real time info on reported wrong way driver

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash designate before you celebrate on New Year’s weekend
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash designate before you celebrate on New Year’s weekend

To combat drunken driving, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force for the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

Additional wrong way driver detection devices coming on line
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Additional wrong way driver detection devices coming on line

New locations enhance wrong way driver detection

Governor Walker approves more than $4.4 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities
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Governor Walker approves more than $4.4 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities

Approved projects for 2017 include funding for 15 mobility management projects.

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Thursday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Thursday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1

Drug-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin soar, Departments of Justice and Transportation co-sponsor new ads raising awareness
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Drug-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin soar, Departments of Justice and Transportation co-sponsor new ads raising awareness

Last year, 149 people were killed in drug-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin

Department of Transportation performance management initiatives save $1.5 billion since 2011
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Department of Transportation performance management initiatives save $1.5 billion since 2011

Innovations, efficiencies save nearly $100 million in 2016 state fiscal year

Crews to make repairs in Mitchell Interchange next week
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Crews to make repairs in Mitchell Interchange next week

Work will require lane closures

62 people died in traffic crashes last month
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62 people died in traffic crashes last month

November traffic fatalities

Wisconsin Department of Transportation enhances Silver and AMBER Alert messaging on electronic message boards
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Wisconsin Department of Transportation enhances Silver and AMBER Alert messaging on electronic message boards

New message format aims to help reduce alert durations in Wisconsin.

Governor declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day
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Governor declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Proclamation calls on drivers to give snowplows room to work, stay off roadways if possible during severe winter storms

Comment period extended for Hiawatha Service improvement Environmental Assessment
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Comment period extended for Hiawatha Service improvement Environmental Assessment

The comment period has been extended to January 15, 2017.

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

The project will not disrupt air or vehicle traffic at the airport.

South 27th Street in final phase of construction
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South 27th Street in final phase of construction

Fully open to three lanes in each direction

Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and diesel shortages
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Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and diesel shortages

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween

Last year in Wisconsin, 190 people were killed and 2,900 injured in alcohol-related crashes.

Governor announces $2 million emergency grant to S.S. Badger
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Governor announces $2 million emergency grant to S.S. Badger

Repairs needed on landing wall

WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb announces appointment of Colonel JD Lind as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent
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WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb announces appointment of Colonel JD Lind as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 and to Colonel in September 2016.

Public invited to provide input on Hiawatha service improvement proposals
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Public invited to provide input on Hiawatha service improvement proposals

Three daily round trips between Milwaukee and Chicago would be added

Vehicle miles traveled in Wisconsin hits all-time record in 2015: 62.1 billion miles
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Vehicle miles traveled in Wisconsin hits all-time record in 2015: 62.1 billion miles

Last year’s VMT up nearly 2.1 billion miles compared to 2014, and represents the largest annual percentage increase in statewide VMT in 17 years

Wisconsin’s freight rail system key link in state’s economy
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Wisconsin’s freight rail system key link in state’s economy

There are 10 railroads, including four major railroads, which operate more than 3,300 miles of track in the state.

DMV website updated to better clarify IDPP process
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DMV website updated to better clarify IDPP process

PDFs of IDPP palm card and take-away flyer have been added to site

Governor Walker announces $108 million in payments to local governments
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Governor Walker announces $108 million in payments to local governments

General Transportation Aids help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction.

Last month was tied for safest month of September in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
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Last month was tied for safest month of September in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII

The deadliest month of September was in 1973 with 116 deaths.

It’s National Voter Registration Day
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It’s National Voter Registration Day

DMV encourages people to make sure they have an ID to vote

Among the valid forms of identification to vote, driver licenses and IDs most common
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Among the valid forms of identification to vote, driver licenses and IDs most common

If you don’t have an ID to vote, start the process now

I-94 crack sealing in Milwaukee and Racine counties to begin
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I-94 crack sealing in Milwaukee and Racine counties to begin

No lane closures scheduled during commuter hours

Governor Walker announces $37 million in freight rail awards
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Governor Walker announces $37 million in freight rail awards

Wisconsin’s rail system consists of 10 freight railroads which operate more than 3,300 miles of track in the state.

Governor Walker Authorizes Additional Measures to Prevent Potential Gas and Diesel Shortages
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Governor Walker Authorizes Additional Measures to Prevent Potential Gas and Diesel Shortages

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

Weekend Work Planned for Placing New Tub Girders
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Weekend Work Planned for Placing New Tub Girders

Full closure on I-41/ US 45 south bound Saturday night

More than $15 million approved for Transportation Alternatives Program
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More than $15 million approved for Transportation Alternatives Program

Includes $1.45 million for and Oak Leaf Trail extension from Bender Park to Racine County.

Last month was the least deadly August on Wisconsin roads since World War II
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Last month was the least deadly August on Wisconsin roads since World War II

As of August 31, a total of 387 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2016

People who need an ID to vote are encouraged to get it now
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People who need an ID to vote are encouraged to get it now

Voters are encouraged not to delay in obtaining the necessary identification.

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from August 19 to September 5

31 Hour full closure of I-94 eastbound starts Friday night
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31 Hour full closure of I-94 eastbound starts Friday night

Tub girders for new system ramp to be placed

Wisconsin DMV reaching out to confirm process for obtaining voter ID
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Wisconsin DMV reaching out to confirm process for obtaining voter ID

If you will be at least 18 years old by the next election, if you are a U.S. citizen, and you are eligible to vote in Wisconsin, you may apply for a free ID card for voting purposes.

Governor Walker approves improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport

The Governor’s action releases $26,500 in state funds for the project.

Hoan Bridge Project wins ‘Best Use of Innovation’ award
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Hoan Bridge Project wins ‘Best Use of Innovation’ award

Innovative management techniques and technology increased the project’s efficiency and minimized impact on southeast Wisconsin businesses, residents and commuters.

Wisconsin takes advantage of natural waterways to support Wisconsin’s economy
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Wisconsin takes advantage of natural waterways to support Wisconsin’s economy

Governor proclaims this week as Ports Week across the state

It’s no-go for Pokémon GO on roadways & railways
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It’s no-go for Pokémon GO on roadways & railways

Take safety to the next level, and join Wisconsin in keeping Pokémon out of the driver’s seat.

Public meeting for I-894 resurfacing study
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Public meeting for I-894 resurfacing study

The meeting will follow an open house format where WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.

51 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in June
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51 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in June

Traffic fatalities last month were seven more than June 2015, but two fewer than the five-year average for the month of June.

New train concourse welcomes passengers at Milwaukee Intermodal Station
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New train concourse welcomes passengers at Milwaukee Intermodal Station

Construction took approximately 18 months.

Exemptions for motor carrier transportation of petroleum products extended
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Exemptions for motor carrier transportation of petroleum products extended

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

Traffic crashes killed 50 people in Wisconsin in May
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Traffic crashes killed 50 people in Wisconsin in May

During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, eight people died in traffic crashes.

Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and diesel shortages
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Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and diesel shortages

Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products

Washington Blvd. Bridge fully reopens to traffic
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Washington Blvd. Bridge fully reopens to traffic

Stadium Freeway project more than halfway complete

27th Street intersections project in Milwaukee to begin
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27th Street intersections project in Milwaukee to begin

Improves freight mobility for heavy vehicles accessing Port of Milwaukee

Last month was tied for the fourth safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
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Last month was tied for the fourth safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII

38 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roads.

McKinley Avenue project enters next phase
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McKinley Avenue project enters next phase

4th Street to reopen then closure of 6th Street

Pavement recycling saves time, money and natural resources
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Pavement recycling saves time, money and natural resources

Each year, WisDOT incorporates over 1.5 million tons of recycled materials in projects

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Last year in Wisconsin, 94 people were killed in distracted driving crashes

Wisconsin State Patrol will hold a meet and greet on Saturday for the African-American and other minority communities
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Wisconsin State Patrol will hold a meet and greet on Saturday for the African-American and other minority communities

The meet and greet will be held at the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, 534 W. Center Street, Milwaukee.

Traffic deaths in 2016 are up about 32% compared with last year
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Traffic deaths in 2016 are up about 32% compared with last year

So far this year, 79 people have been killed in crashes including seven pedestrians and one bicyclist.

WisDOT receives national award for managing state’s pavement network
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WisDOT receives national award for managing state’s pavement network

American Concrete Pavement Association award commends WisDOT for proactively managing the state’s pavement network

WisDOT’s Super Bowl Sunday safety message
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WisDOT’s Super Bowl Sunday safety message

Football fans should not let their fellow fans drive drunk

Traffic deaths in January were the second lowest since WWII
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Traffic deaths in January were the second lowest since WWII

Last month 28 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes

WisDOT announces 2015 Excellence in Construction Awards
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WisDOT announces 2015 Excellence in Construction Awards

Contractors honored for projects in St. Croix, Sauk, Milwaukee, Lafayette, Brown and Dane counties

Governor announces $108 million in payments to local governments
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Governor announces $108 million in payments to local governments

For calendar year 2016, local governments will share an estimated $419 million from the state transportation fund.

Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport

A $2.2 million project will rehabilitate 30-year-old pavement along the 5,535-foot Runway 13/31.

State traffic deaths increased by nearly 13 percent in 2015
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State traffic deaths increased by nearly 13 percent in 2015

Wisconsin ended 2015 with 556 traffic fatalities.

Governor Walker announces more than $31 million in freight rail awards
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Governor Walker announces more than $31 million in freight rail awards

Governor Scott Walker today announced awards for seven freight rail improvement projects totaling more than $31 million in grants and loans.

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve

To combat drunken driving, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force for the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which runs until Sunday, January 3.

Road conditions poor across parts of Wisconsin
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Road conditions poor across parts of Wisconsin

Travel not advised for impacted areas

Have safe travels this holiday season with 511 Wisconsin
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Have safe travels this holiday season with 511 Wisconsin

WisDOT travel information system keeps drivers better connected and informed

45 people died in traffic crashes last month
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45 people died in traffic crashes last month

Last month also was the fourth safest month of November in terms of traffic deaths since World War II.

South 27th Street completes milestone in time for holiday season
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South 27th Street completes milestone in time for holiday season

Latest improvements means increased access

Governor declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day
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Governor declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Proclamation notes snowplow drivers’ vital role in keeping roadways safe and open for winter travel

Governor approves more than $3.8 million for transportation needs of seniors/individuals with disabilities
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Governor approves more than $3.8 million for transportation needs of seniors/individuals with disabilities

The program grants are awarded to assist local public bodies and private, non-profit agencies provide transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

WisDOT improving Twitter channels to keep drivers and customers better connected and informed
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WisDOT improving Twitter channels to keep drivers and customers better connected and informed

@511WI is now official statewide travel information connection on Twitter

Last month was the third safest month of October in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
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Last month was the third safest month of October in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII

Last month, 44 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roadways

70 mph speed limit added to new routes in Southeastern Wisconsin
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70 mph speed limit added to new routes in Southeastern Wisconsin

US 45 in Washington County and US 12 in Walworth County included

Drivers log more than 60 billion miles on Wisconsin roadways last year
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Drivers log more than 60 billion miles on Wisconsin roadways last year

Statewide vehicle miles traveled last year up 550 million miles compared to 2013

Wisconsin’s freight rail system keeps the state’s economy on track
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Wisconsin’s freight rail system keeps the state’s economy on track

There are 13 railroads, including four major railroads, which operate more than 3,500 miles of track in the state.

Stay later: Amtrak Hiawatha service adds Saturday night round-trip
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Stay later: Amtrak Hiawatha service adds Saturday night round-trip

Visit Chicago for the day and stay into the evening without having to overnight

Traffic crashes claim the lives of 63 people in September
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Traffic crashes claim the lives of 63 people in September

Traffic fatalities so far this year are up by more than 16 percent over last year.

Transit users encouraged to participate in public transit survey
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Transit users encouraged to participate in public transit survey

The survey is being shared with all 81 of Wisconsin’s public transit systems October 5 to 16.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation schedules Hillside Interchange Structures Meeting
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Wisconsin Department of Transportation schedules Hillside Interchange Structures Meeting

Meeting will take place on Wednesday September 30th at 5 p.m.

August had the highest number of traffic fatalities so far this year
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August had the highest number of traffic fatalities so far this year

As of August 31, a total of 356 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2015

Wisconsin ports and waterways help chart the course for Wisconsin’s growing economy
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Wisconsin ports and waterways help chart the course for Wisconsin’s growing economy

Governor proclaims this week as Ports Week across the state

State Patrol inspects every school bus every year
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State Patrol inspects every school bus every year

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting students to and from school.

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from August 21 to September 7

Governor Walker announces $2.2 million in Lift Bridge Aids to four cities
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Governor Walker announces $2.2 million in Lift Bridge Aids to four cities

The Lift Bridge Aids program reimburses cities for costs associated with maintaining and operating lift bridges on highways that provide connections to the state trunk highway system.

Traffic fatalities decrease in June
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Traffic fatalities decrease in June

In June, 41 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes

We need your help to have a summer of safety and save lives on Wisconsin roads
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We need your help to have a summer of safety and save lives on Wisconsin roads

Message from WisDOT Secretary Gottlieb re safe summer driving

70 mph signs to be installed along Interstates this week
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70 mph signs to be installed along Interstates this week

For public safety reasons, WisDOT strongly discourages media/others from stopping/taking photos or video along highways

Traffic fatalities increase in May
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Traffic fatalities increase in May

With 54 traffic fatalities, May was the deadliest month on Wisconsin roads so far this year.

Spotlight shines on importance of rail safety with Wisconsin Rail Safety Week
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Spotlight shines on importance of rail safety with Wisconsin Rail Safety Week

Events around the state aim to increase awareness of safe practices at railroad crossings and around tracks

Roadcheck campaign strives to prevent large-truck crashes
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Roadcheck campaign strives to prevent large-truck crashes

Intensified commercial motor vehicle enforcement starts Tuesday, June 2

Wednesday is National Bike to School Day
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Wednesday is National Bike to School Day

Students encouraged to use "pedal power" on May 6

Online chat – a new DMV customer service
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Online chat – a new DMV customer service

"We wanted to offer customers using our online self-service offerings another tool to get their questions answered fast."

Traffic fatalities increase significantly in April
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Traffic fatalities increase significantly in April

Traffic fatalities in April were 19 more than in April 2014.

Public meeting for I-794 Lakefront Gateway Project in Milwaukee County
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Public meeting for I-794 Lakefront Gateway Project in Milwaukee County

Open house to focus on construction of ramps, local roadways and plan concepts

More than $83.5 million in payments awarded to local governments
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More than $83.5 million in payments awarded to local governments

$255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids.

WisDOT provides $70,000 in federal funding for pedestrian safety task forces in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee
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WisDOT provides $70,000 in federal funding for pedestrian safety task forces in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Task Force will receive $30,000.

Traffic crashes killed 36 people in March
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Traffic crashes killed 36 people in March

Deadliest month of March on Wisconsin roads in the last 8 years

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving crashes killed 71 people in Wisconsin last year

Change to I-94 WB merge to happen overnight
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Change to I-94 WB merge to happen overnight

The merge at 68th street will close right lane open left lane

Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober.
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Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober.

So if you’re planning to celebrate this festive holiday, your plans should include downloading the free Zero In Wisconsin Drive Sober app for mobile devices.

Learn rules of the road from your tablet and mobile* device
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Learn rules of the road from your tablet and mobile* device

WisDOT’s Motorists’ Handbook now in eBook

Traffic crashes killed 25 people in February
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Traffic crashes killed 25 people in February

Third safest month of February in the last 10 years

Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge update
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Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge update

More overnight closures of I-794 West (northbound)

Department of Transportation releases two new performance reports
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Department of Transportation releases two new performance reports

Reports rate improvement efforts and give details on activities to save time and money

Guard rail repairs to close two I-43 ramps beginning Monday
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Guard rail repairs to close two I-43 ramps beginning Monday

Traffic Alert for Marquette Interchange overnight work.

Last month was tied for the fourth safest month of January in terms of traffic deaths in the last 10 years
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Last month was tied for the fourth safest month of January in terms of traffic deaths in the last 10 years

Last month, 36 people died in traffic crashes in Wisconsin.

Maintenance work to close lane on I-94 near Miller Park
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Maintenance work to close lane on I-94 near Miller Park

WisDOT has chosen an off-peak travel time to minimize delays although some congestion is anticipated.

Wind Chill Advisory Issued In Region
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Wind Chill Advisory Issued In Region

Conditions on roadways being monitored

State ends 2014 with fewer than 500 traffic deaths for the first time since 1943
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State ends 2014 with fewer than 500 traffic deaths for the first time since 1943

Wisconsin ended 2014 with 491 traffic fatalities.

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve

“An effective way to avoid a drunken driving arrest or a crash is to designate a sober driver before you celebrate.”

I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project reaches halfway point
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I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project reaches halfway point

Second phase of traffic switch on Hoan kicks off Friday night

Federal legislation will enable converting US 41 to an Interstate
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Federal legislation will enable converting US 41 to an Interstate

“The Congressional action will allow us to move forward with the conversion of 175 miles of US Highway 41 to an Interstate highway route.”

State finalizes rail purchase to support freight rail system
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State finalizes rail purchase to support freight rail system

Acquisition supports the needs of Wisconsin businesses

I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project reaches halfway point
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I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project reaches halfway point

Motorists can expect to encounter major ramp closures in second stage

Transportation Projects Commission takes action on Major Highway Projects
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Transportation Projects Commission takes action on Major Highway Projects

TPC recommends Major Highway Project candidates be added to the list for construction, approves cancellation of two current projects.

Public hearing set to address future of I-94 EW Corridor in Milwaukee County
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Public hearing set to address future of I-94 EW Corridor in Milwaukee County

WisDOT is holding a public hearing to discuss the location, design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on I-94 between 16th and 70th streets.

I-94 Lane Restriction to Start Friday Night
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I-94 Lane Restriction to Start Friday Night

Westbound lane closure begins at 68th St.

Transportation budget recommendations submitted
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Transportation budget recommendations submitted

Request calls for a wide range of investments and new funding approaches

Governor Walker approves more than $3.4 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities
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Governor Walker approves more than $3.4 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities

Governor Walker today announced 50 awards totaling $3,489,456 in state and federal funds.

A drunken driving arrest or crash on Halloween could be the ultimate horror story
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A drunken driving arrest or crash on Halloween could be the ultimate horror story

“This year, if you designate a sober driver before you celebrate and don’t let your friends drive if they’re impaired, we could attain zero traffic deaths on Halloween.”

Governor Walker announces $104 million in payments to local governments
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Governor Walker announces $104 million in payments to local governments

Governor Scott Walker today announced that payments totaling $104,151,847 for General Transportation Aids.

Governor Walker announces more than $24 million in freight rail awards
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Governor Walker announces more than $24 million in freight rail awards

Governor Scott Walker today approved six freight rail improvement projects totaling more than $24 million in grants and loans.

International Walk to School Day is tomorrow October 8, and kids across Wisconsin will be hitting the sidewalks!
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International Walk to School Day is tomorrow October 8, and kids across Wisconsin will be hitting the sidewalks!

International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 8.

Wisconsin’s freight rail system keeps the state’s economy moving
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Wisconsin’s freight rail system keeps the state’s economy moving

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed October 6 to 12 Wisconsin Freight Rail Week.

Traffic deaths in September were the lowest for the month since the mid-1940s
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Traffic deaths in September were the lowest for the month since the mid-1940s

Last month, 43 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roads.

With International Walk to School Day less than two weeks away, WisDOT encourages interested groups and communities to get walking!
Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $1,235,530 project to rehabilitate airfield pavements and make safety improvements at General Mitchell International Airport.

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $290,000 project to install new perimeter fencing at General Mitchell International Airport.

August was the highest traffic fatalities month so far this year
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August was the highest traffic fatalities month so far this year

August had the highest number of fatalities so far this year

Charting a future course for Wisconsin waterways
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Charting a future course for Wisconsin waterways

Governor proclaims this week as Ports Week across the state

New report shows effects of traffic congestion on travel times
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New report shows effects of traffic congestion on travel times

Freeway congestion is costing motorists time and money

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1

Special Event will close access to the Hoan Bridge
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Special Event will close access to the Hoan Bridge

Event will take place Saturday and Sunday

Drivers log nearly 60 billion miles on Wisconsin roadways last year
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Drivers log nearly 60 billion miles on Wisconsin roadways last year

Statewide vehicle miles traveled last year up 400 million miles compared to 2012

More than $13 million approved for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
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More than $13 million approved for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced approximately $13 million in funding.

Traffic fatalities in July were the second lowest for the month since 1937
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Traffic fatalities in July were the second lowest for the month since 1937

Last month, 39 people were killed in traffic crashes in Wisconsin.

Governor Walker announces July transportation payments to local governments
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Governor Walker announces July transportation payments to local governments

Payments totaling more than $127.8. million have been delivered to local governments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Traffic crashes last month killed 48 people
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Traffic crashes last month killed 48 people

It was tied for the third safest month of May in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II

Deadlines set for transportation projects
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Deadlines set for transportation projects

State law requires projects to move forward or funding will be rescinded

Major road construction will be suspended to accommodate heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend
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Major road construction will be suspended to accommodate heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend

Click It or Ticket mobilization continues

Agreement reached on Zoo Interchange claim
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Agreement reached on Zoo Interchange claim

State will provide funds for transit to ease congestion during construction

Transportation Moves Wisconsin tour heads to West Allis/Kenosha
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Transportation Moves Wisconsin tour heads to West Allis/Kenosha

A statewide public outreach effort to collect citizen input on Wisconsin’s transportation needs and challenges will come to West Allis on Tuesday, May 20 and Kenosha on Wednesday, May 21. This will be the last of nine planned public town hall meetings hosted by Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Mark Gottlieb as part of the department’s “Transportation Moves Wisconsin” initiative.

Demolition work to commence on Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
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Demolition work to commence on Wisconsin Avenue Bridge

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin demolition work tonight (Friday) on the north half of the existing Wisconsin Avenue Bridge over US 41.

Public information meeting for IH 794 Lakefront Gateway Project in Milwaukee County
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Public information meeting for IH 794 Lakefront Gateway Project in Milwaukee County

Meeting to focus on the preferred roadway layout, affect on County park lands, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and Master Plan concepts.

Students encouraged to use “pedal power” on May 7
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Students encouraged to use “pedal power” on May 7

Wednesday is National Bike to School Day

Last month was the safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
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Last month was the safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII

Last month, 27 people died in 21 crashes on Wisconsin roadways, which made it the safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II.

More than $9 million awarded to improve county highways
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More than $9 million awarded to improve county highways

Wisconsin counties will receive a total of $9,099,563 in state funds to help complete 41 county highway improvement projects.

Unplanned Closures to Impact Traffic on US 45
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Unplanned Closures to Impact Traffic on US 45

Pavement repairs will take place on SB US 45 at Center St.

Public hearing set to address future of Interstate Highway 43 in Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties
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Public hearing set to address future of Interstate Highway 43 in Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region office in Waukesha is holding a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on Interstate Highway 43

Nearly $39 million in federal transportation awards announced
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Nearly $39 million in federal transportation awards announced

Funds will help improve air quality in southeastern Wisconsin

Governor Walker announces April transportation payments to local governments
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Governor Walker announces April transportation payments to local governments

Governor Scott Walker today announced that payments totaling nearly $80.5 million for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids have been delivered to local governments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Traffic crashes in March killed 33 people in Wisconsin
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Traffic crashes in March killed 33 people in Wisconsin

A total of 33 people died in 30 traffic crashes in Wisconsin last month.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Wisconsin DOT messages feature the LG U.S. National Texting Champion from Rhinelander

Governor Walker approves safety improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves safety improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Governor Walker approves safety improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Transportation Moves Wisconsin initiative launched
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Transportation Moves Wisconsin initiative launched

Town hall meetings and online options for feedback on transportation funding needs

Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober.
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Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober.

Statement from Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Public transit helps keep Wisconsin connected
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Public transit helps keep Wisconsin connected

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed March 3 to 9 Wisconsin Transit Week.

Free Wi-Fi service launches on Amtrak Hiawatha Service
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Free Wi-Fi service launches on Amtrak Hiawatha Service

Wisconsin DOT and Amtrak officials to make formal announcement

Governor Walker announces $104 million in payments to local governments
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Governor Walker announces $104 million in payments to local governments

Governor Scott Walker today announced that payments totaling more than $104 million for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids have been delivered to local governments.

I-794/Hoan Bridge Project Moves to Next Phase
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I-794/Hoan Bridge Project Moves to Next Phase

Full Freeway Closure Begins Friday Night at 10PM

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve

Although no one really knows what the New Year will bring, everyone can take steps to make sure 2014 doesn’t start with a drunken driving arrest or crash.

Trick or treat… give me safe habits to seek!
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Trick or treat… give me safe habits to seek!

Safety is a top priority for children as they roam neighborhoods on Halloween

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween

Although most of the scary parts of Halloween are imaginary, there is one terrifying aspect that is all too real—drunken driving.

Kids: Lace up those shoes and walk to school on October 9
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Kids: Lace up those shoes and walk to school on October 9

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) encourages students to walk to school on Wednesday, October 9—which has been declared International Walk to School Day.