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Quality culverts mean safer highways, WisDOT engineers modernize inspection program
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Quality culverts mean safer highways, WisDOT engineers modernize inspection program

Today, WisDOT employees are using technology to double productivity and enhance highway safety.

WisDOT announces criteria for $75 million local government grant program
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WisDOT announces criteria for $75 million local government grant program

“The objective of this program is to provide local officials the flexibility and funding they need to address the transportation projects that are most needed in their communities,” Governor Tony Evers said.

WisDOT awarded federal grant for new passenger train cars
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WisDOT awarded federal grant for new passenger train cars

WisDOT plans to add the equipment to the Midwest Rail equipment pool

Gov. Evers Addresses Traffic-Safety Advocates at the 45th annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety
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Gov. Evers Addresses Traffic-Safety Advocates at the 45th annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety

This year represents the 10-year anniversary of the state’s primary seat belt law.

Gov. Evers Highlights Transportation Investments During Stops in Wausau, Green Bay
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Gov. Evers Highlights Transportation Investments During Stops in Wausau, Green Bay

"The recently approved state budget contains the highest level of transportation investments in more than a generation."

Annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign begins Friday – runs through Labor Day
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Annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign begins Friday – runs through Labor Day

Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 159 deaths and nearly 3,300 injuries.

Evers’ Transportation Secretary Moves Toward Confirmation

Evers’ Transportation Secretary Moves Toward Confirmation

But some GOP legislators concerned with appointee Craig Thompson's past as a lobbyist

The State of Politics: Evers Respects His Agency Leaders
The State of Politics

Evers Respects His Agency Leaders

Walker at times ignored cabinet, made decisions for his political career.

Milwaukee County Parks System to be designated an “Important Bird Area” in Wisconsin
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Milwaukee County Parks System to be designated an “Important Bird Area” in Wisconsin

With its Important Bird Area designation, the park system joins 92 sites in Wisconsin, 2,832 sites in the U.S. and 12,000 other sites worldwide as Important Bird Areas.

Transportation: Evers Touts $75 Million Local Grants Fund
Transportation

Evers Touts $75 Million Local Grants Fund

Competitive grants for local transportation replace state roads fund, includes mass transit.

Local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants
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Local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants

The program will mirror aspects of the Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP).

Transportation: WisDOT Plans Increase in Hiawatha Service
Transportation

WisDOT Plans Increase in Hiawatha Service

With $35 million from new budget, WisDOT seeks federal matching grants for expansion.

New Green Bay-Milwaukee Amtrak bus service starts today
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New Green Bay-Milwaukee Amtrak bus service starts today

Provides convenient connections to Chicago-Milwaukee via Amtrak Hiawatha, new video shows how

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

GOP Budget Jacks Up Auto Fees

Vehicle title fee up 137%; higher fees would raise $393 million for roads.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Scared of Trucking Industry?
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Scared of Trucking Industry?

They oppose fee on trucks that destroy roads, while getting big money from the industry.

Republicans Call for Reset of Evers’ Budget

Republicans Call for Reset of Evers’ Budget

Governor’s cabinet members get hammered on many issues by GOP legislators.

Rep. Goyke Commends Secretary Thompson & Governor Evers on Transportation Investments
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Rep. Goyke Commends Secretary Thompson & Governor Evers on Transportation Investments

Governor Evers Invests in Wisconsin’s Transportation Infrastructure & Public Transit

Governor Evers announces more than $90 million in payments to local governments
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Governor Evers announces more than $90 million in payments to local governments

"It is time to stop kicking the can down the road," Governor Evers said.

Record number ride Amtrak Hiawatha
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Record number ride Amtrak Hiawatha

Significant improvement coming to the busiest train corridor in the Midwest

Budget Expands Rail Service to Chicago

Budget Expands Rail Service to Chicago

Money would be leveraged with federal grant to expand Hiawatha from 7 to 10 daily roundtrips.

Gov. Tony Evers Signs Executive Order #14 Related to Accessibility of DMV Facilities and DOT-Issued Voter Identification
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Gov. Tony Evers Signs Executive Order #14 Related to Accessibility of DMV Facilities and DOT-Issued Voter Identification

Governor Tony Evers today signed an executive order relating to the accessibility of Department of Motor Vehicles facilities and Department of Transportation-issued voter identification.

Evers Signals Gas Tax In His Budget

Evers Signals Gas Tax In His Budget

Waiting for report from Thompson, he says, but expects gas tax will be included.

The State of Politics: 8 Ways to Increase Highway Funding
The State of Politics

8 Ways to Increase Highway Funding

Lots of possible taxes and fees, but can legislators agree on any?

Task Force provides feedback for upcoming transportation budget
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Task Force provides feedback for upcoming transportation budget

Monday’s meeting will cover the highway program and funding alternatives.

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force
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Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force

Together, this group will discuss the state’s critical transportation issues and seek solutions to these challenges.

The Contrarian: The Double Standard of Duey Stroebel
The Contrarian

The Double Standard of Duey Stroebel

He attacks Evers appointee while ignoring “Ethical Baggage” of 13 Walker appointees.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Evers Sells Vision to Local Leaders
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evers Sells Vision to Local Leaders

Governor urges business leaders to help two parties find common ground on tough issues.

The Contrarian: The “Ethical Baggage” of Duey Stroebel
The Contrarian

The “Ethical Baggage” of Duey Stroebel

Republican legislator is the last person to lecture Evers’ appointee Craig Thompson on ethics.

The State of Politics: Evers Calls for Bipartisan Solutions
The State of Politics

Evers Calls for Bipartisan Solutions

Inaugural speech declares state “paralyzed by polarity” and leaders must put “people first.”

Evers Wants Voucher Costs on Tax Bills

Evers Wants Voucher Costs on Tax Bills

New governor’s budget will include showing cost of private school vouchers on property tax bills.

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments
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Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments

"As Governor, my focus will always be the people of our state, and a key part of that is bringing together a cabinet that shares my goal of solving problems rather than picking political fights."

The Contrarian: New Transportation Secretary Faces Tough Choices
The Contrarian

New Transportation Secretary Faces Tough Choices

Evers choice, Craig Thompson, will be improvement on Walker era, but faces huge problems.

The Contrarian: Ending Freeway Project Is Historic Blunder
The Contrarian

Ending Freeway Project Is Historic Blunder

With huge costs for taxpayers and more accidents for drivers.

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.

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

The State of Politics: The Pothole Repair Act
The State of Politics

The Pothole Repair Act

Republican legislators debate allowing counties 0.5% sales tax for road repairs and maintenance.

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.

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

Murphy’s Law: Gas Tax Insanity
Murphy’s Law

Gas Tax Insanity

Bipartisan opposition to the gas tax is causing potholes and rising car repair bills, and hurting the state economy.

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.

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.