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Dave Ross, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (as of 1/7/2017).

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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign begins Friday – runs through January 1
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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign begins Friday – runs through January 1

Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 169 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries.

November 26 is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin
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November 26 is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin

Motorists are urged to say “thank you” by driving safely near plow trucks all winter long

Thanksgiving holiday travelers are asked to plan ahead, keep an eye on the weather, watch for deer and deer hunters
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Thanksgiving holiday travelers are asked to plan ahead, keep an eye on the weather, watch for deer and deer hunters

Motorists should be aware of increased deer activity this time of year, especially during early morning and early evening hours.

Governor Walker Announces $5.1 Million in Commute to Careers Grants
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Governor Walker Announces $5.1 Million in Commute to Careers Grants

"These grants will give thousands of Wisconsin workers improved access to meaningful jobs or training opportunities that they need to enter the workforce."

Labor Day weekend travelers asked to plan ahead, be aware of changing travel conditions
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Labor Day weekend travelers asked to plan ahead, be aware of changing travel conditions

Due to recent flooding and the potential for more rainfall, motorists may encounter closed roads or road crews working to reopen flooded highways.

Northern Segment of I-94 North-South Project Set to Begin
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Northern Segment of I-94 North-South Project Set to Begin

Project stretches from County G to College Avenue

On Time and On Budget: Governor Walker Announces the Completion of the Zoo Interchange Core
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On Time and On Budget: Governor Walker Announces the Completion of the Zoo Interchange Core

New $300 million interchange designed to last for 75 years

State Shifts Cost For New Bridges

State Shifts Cost For New Bridges

Walker administration policy means counties pay entire bill if bridge built to accommodate traffic growth.

Governor Walker Announces More Than $76 Million for Local Bridge Projects
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Governor Walker Announces More Than $76 Million for Local Bridge Projects

The Local Bridge Program was established to rehabilitate and replace, on a cost-shared basis, the most seriously deteriorating existing local bridges on Wisconsin’s local highway system.

Murphy’s Law: The Anti-Roads Governor
Murphy’s Law

The Anti-Roads Governor

Why would a Republican governor be as anti-highways as Scott Walker?

Evers Blasts Walker for Funneling More Tax Dollars to Foxconn
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Evers Blasts Walker for Funneling More Tax Dollars to Foxconn

DOT Secretary confirms money taken from other projects to pay for Foxconn roads

Governor Walker Announces $800,000 Emergency Grant to S.S. Badger
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Governor Walker Announces $800,000 Emergency Grant to S.S. Badger

Repairs needed after severe April winter storm

The Contrarian: How WisDOT Has Gone Dark
The Contrarian

How WisDOT Has Gone Dark

State Transportation Department no longer publishes data updates done for decades.

The Contrarian: WisDOT Secretary’s Declining Credibility
The Contrarian

WisDOT Secretary’s Declining Credibility

Half truths by Secretary Dave Ross may hurt him with legislators.

Governor Walker Announces Major Projects to be Completed One Year Ahead of Scheduled Completion
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Governor Walker Announces Major Projects to be Completed One Year Ahead of Scheduled Completion

WisDOT will be completing the I-39/90 mainline project one-year early from 2021 to 2020

Investing in Our Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Advancements with WIS 441 Projec
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Investing in Our Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Advancements with WIS 441 Projec

WIS 441 Project to be completed one year earlier than expected

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.

WisDOT applies for federal Infrastructure For Rebuilding America Grant
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WisDOT applies for federal Infrastructure For Rebuilding America Grant

Grant to fund final phase of the I-94 North-South expansion project

Op Ed: Schimel and Pruitt, the Anti-Environmentalists
Op Ed

Schimel and Pruitt, the Anti-Environmentalists

State attorney general and federal EPA head never met a green policy they liked.

New Inspector General position created
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New Inspector General position created

Position will work to eliminate inefficiencies, waste, fraud and abuse

Op Ed: The Doublespeak of Duey Stroebel
Op Ed

The Doublespeak of Duey Stroebel

Republican state senator is against more debt. Except when he isn’t.

Biking: Lobby Day on the Way
Biking

Lobby Day on the Way

On April 13th advocates will lobby legislators for pro-biking measures.

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
Op Ed: More Funding for Local Roads Needed
Op Ed

More Funding for Local Roads Needed

In 38 counties only 5% of local roads are rated “good.”

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.

Biking: Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed
Biking

Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed

DOT Secretary sought to fix all the state’s transportation needs. Maybe that’s why he’s gone.

Rep. Craig Thanks Secretary Gottlieb, Welcomes Incoming Secretary Ross
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Rep. Craig Thanks Secretary Gottlieb, Welcomes Incoming Secretary Ross

"The Department of Transportation is in need of long-awaited fundamental reform and I hope Secretary Ross is up to that challenge."

Dave Ross Named New Department of Transportation Secretary
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Dave Ross Named New Department of Transportation Secretary

Secretary Ross will begin his new duties at the DOT on January 7, 2017.

Milwaukee Comedy Festival Offers Laughs

Milwaukee Comedy Festival Offers Laughs

10th annual fest offers huge line-up of comics over four days with most shows at Next Act Theatre.

Walker Administration Lets Building and Safety Codes Slip

Walker Administration Lets Building and Safety Codes Slip

Critics say anti-regulatory bent means state hasn't addressed potential hazards and adapted cost-saving advances. First of a series.