Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Head Mark Gottlieb Resigns, Dave Ross Named to Succeed Him

Wisconsin Gov. Walker (right) and Dave Ross (left).

Three weeks after telling state legislators that Wisconsin’s transportation system would “deteriorate” if an estimated $1 billion funding shortfall wasn’t eased, Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb resigned on Dec. 27.

December 27, 2016

Wisconsin Transportation Secretary on Hot Seat as Republicans Clash on Road Funding

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

The share of state highways in poor condition would double during the next decade without an infusion of new revenue, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb told lawmakers Dec. 6.

Mark Sommerhauser | The Wisconsin State Journal
December 7, 2016
Government, Business

Wisconsin Transportation Leaders Unveil Freight Proposal

Positioning Wisconsin as a national leader in commercial transportation is among the goals of a draft freight plan the state’s transportation agency unveiled recently.

October 6, 2016

Bipartisan Opposition Mounts to Wisconsin Governor's Proposed DOT Budget

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Wisconsin’s Legislature doesn’t meet again until January, but some of its key transportation players as well as outside stakeholders are going public now with their strong opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s announced 2017-2019 budget for the Department of Transportation. They don’t think Walker’s proposal will come close to addressing a funding shortfall, which has soared to $939 million.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2016

Wisconsin Begins Installing 70 MPH Speed Limit Signs

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

Highway crews in Wisconsin on June 16 began installing 70 mph speed limit signs along some of the state’s interstates, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2015
Business, Government

Wisconsin Truckers Choose Kedzie to Succeed Howells

Neal Kedzie will become president of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association as of July 1, the trucking organization announced. He will succeed Tom Howells, who is retiring.

June 25, 2014

Wisconsin 30th State to Pass Anti-Indemnification Law

Gov. Scott Walker (R) has made Wisconsin the 30th state to prohibit shipping contracts that require carriers to assume all liability for accidents regardless of whether they are at fault.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2011