Wisconsin takes advantage of natural waterways to support Wisconsin’s economy
Governor proclaims this week as Ports Week across the state
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed August 1 to 7 as Wisconsin Ports Week. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) are teaming up to promote, educate and celebrate the network of ports that contribute to the state’s economy, environment and quality of life.
“Having the natural advantage of being surrounded by the Great Lakes and Mississippi River, we recognize the direct and indirect value ports provide to a multi-modal transportation system and the economy of the state,” said WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb. “Water transportation is a highly efficient means for moving bulk commodities. A Great Lakes freighter can move a ton of freight more than 600 miles on one gallon of fuel.”
Key products moved through Wisconsin’s ports and waterways include coal, cement, limestone, road salt, heavy machinery, wood products, metal materials and steel, bagged and canned cargo, wind energy components, and farm and agricultural products.
Wisconsin Ports Week this year coincides with the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association Meeting, which will take place August 3 to 4 in La Crosse.
“Wisconsin’s ports provide a competitive advantage, and are a way to move both bulk products and very large pieces of equipment safely and efficiently,” said TDA Executive Director Craig Thompson. “These ports are a huge advantage for our agricultural businesses, manufacturers and other key industries. Most states in this country simply don’t enjoy access to this incredibly efficient means of moving product.”
Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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 studyMar 3rd, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
We did not make this decision hastily nor take it lightly.
Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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 AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
One project will reconstruct the primary runway.
The closures are necessary for utility work related to private development in downtown Milwaukee.
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