Government, Business, Safety

Wisconsin DOT Announces $75 Million for Multimodal Grant Program

Wisconsin is granting money for multimodal infrastructure projects. Gov. Tony Evers (Andy Manis/Associated Press)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced it is making $75 million available through its Multimodal Local Supplement grant program, which is designed to address critical transportation needs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Scam Uses DOT Biennial Update Deadlines to Target Wisconsin Trucking Firms

Trucks travel on Interstate 39/90 between Madison and Beloit in south-central Wisconsin Trucks travel on Interstate 39/90 between Madison and Beloit in south-central Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)

Wisconsin-based trucking companies have been warned about scam letters informing them they have accrued late fees by failing to file their biennial update with the U.S. Department of Transportation on time.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 3, 2019
Business, Safety

Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships Promise Family Fun

2018 Wisconsin Grand Champion Jeff Langenhahn XPO Logistics' Jeff Langenhahn was last year's Wisconsin Grand Champion, but will not compete this year. (TT file photo)

Last year’s Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion win by XPO Logistics’ Jeff Langenhahn was said to be a “family affair” due to his dedicated practice time with his wife and children. This year, the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association is taking the role that family plays in drivers’ success to heart with the addition of a Family Fun Zone.

May 7, 2019
Government, Safety, TCA

Revised Weight Limits for Bridges Add Time, Money in Wisconsin

Grain truck Grain truck (Getty Images)

When Kevin Nelson hauls corn from his farm south of Osseo, Minn., to grain bins in Winona, Minn., lately he has added extra travel time and is paying more at the pump.

Julian Emerson | Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.
June 1, 2018
Government, Business

Wisconsin’s Expanded Frozen Road Law Eases Weight Limit for Timber Haulers

A WisDOT employee checks a gauge for depth of frozen ground A WisDOT employee checks a gauge for depth of frozen ground (WisDOT on YouTube)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has expanded its “frozen road” law that allows trucks moving forest products, salt and sand to carry heavier loads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018
Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Announces Inspector General Position

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced the creation of a new Inspector General position within the agency Sept. 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017
Government

Wisconsin Road Funding Remains Controversial With State Legislators

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The divisiveness among same-party legislators over how to fund Wisconsin’s failing roads makes transportation a candidate for the most controversial issue in the budget this year, a representative of a statewide transportation alliance said.

Elizabeth Dohms | Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Wis.)
May 23, 2017
Government

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Rejects Budget Committee Leaders' Idea for Separate Transportation Bill

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald on May 11 rejected an idea put forward by the Republican leaders of the Legislature’s budget committee to take up transportation funding in a separate bill outside the normal budget process.

Matthew DeFour | The Wisconsin State Journal
May 12, 2017
TCA

Wisconsin Governor Backs Using General Fund Taxes for Roads

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Gov. Scott Walker said April 24 he has no interest in raising the gas tax or vehicle registration fees in the budget, but he supports using general fund taxes to help pay for roads.

Matthew DeFour | The Wisconsin State Journal
April 24, 2017
TCA

Lower Costs for Wisconsin Road Projects Frees Up $100 Million for State’s Next DOT Budget

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Lower-than-expected costs for road projects and a revenue bump will free up more than $100 million for the next Department of Transportation budget, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced April 13.

Mark Sommerhauser | The Wisconsin State Journal
April 14, 2017

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