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Department of Transportation, Wisconsin

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The Department of Transportation is an agency in Wisconsin.

The purpose of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is to plan, build and maintain the state's highways and interstate highway system. WisDOT also shares financial responsibility for the building and operating of county and local transportation systems, and further plans and financially supports statewide air, rail and water transportation, as well as bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The department is comprised of three executive offices and five divisions.[1]

Budget

Budget information is posted on the Department website.[2]

2011-203 Transportation Budget - All Funds

Program Allocations Percent Allocation
State Highways $3,243.8 Million 50.3%
DOT State Operations (FED, LOC, PR) $72.6 Million 1.1%
Debt Service / Reserves $773.5 Million 12.0%
Local Programs $1,975.3 Million 30.6%
DOT State Operations (State) $385.5 Million 6.0%
Total $6.45 Billion

The Department also received American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.[3]

Program ARRA Allocations
Highway and Bridge Funding $354.5 million
Local Highway and Bridge Funding $158.7 million
Transportation Enhancements Program $15.9 million
Transit Capital Projects $81.5 million
Aviation $15.7 million

Programs

Current plans and studies are listed. Active projects, with summaries, environmental documents, public involvement information, and schedules, are listed by region.[4]

WisDOT also sponsors community programs such as Adopt-A-Highway, which allows volunteers to clean stretches of roadway to reduce litter.[5]

The Department also runs the Safe Routes to School program, whch provides the resources to create safe routes to encourage and enable children to walk and bike to school.[6]

Transparency

Email addresses are provided for executive and administrative staff.[7] The State employee phone book and other departmental contacts are also provided.[8]

Access to Public Records Policy is posted.[9]

Bidding information is available for design/construction and vendors, but active contracts do not seem to be available.[10][11]

Statewide plans such as the State Highway Plan 2020 and the Six-Year Highway Improvement Program.[12]

External links

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