March 31, 2022 – Matalco, Inc. has added crucial freight rail service at its Wisconsin Rapids facility, funded in part by a $400,000 WisDOT Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) grant.
January 13, 2022 – TDA’s Debby Jackson urges Wisconsin leaders to seize the opportunity provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. An essential part of making the most of the measure’s increased federal funding is understanding it alone will not address all of our transportation network’s pressing needs.
February 9, 2022 – The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), is broad in scope and complex. What do we know at this time about the transportation components of the measure and its opportunities for Wisconsin?
December 23, 2021 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the first round of funding – $2.89 billion – made available by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to over 3,000 airports around the nation. Wisconsin airports were allocated $39.8 million in the first year. A total of 86 airfields and airports across the state will benefit from these additional federal funds.
January 25, 2022 – $14 billion has been announced for 2022 port and waterway infrastructure projects, with funds coming from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and other funds.
July 27, 2021 – Tourism was hard-hit by the pandemic, but now Wisconsinites are back on the road again. TDA’s Debby Jackson speaks with Romy Snyder, president & CEO of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, about recent Dells’ visitor trends.
February 5, 2021 – County Truck Highway NN, between US-2 and CTH N in Florence County, is increasingly carrying heavy truck traffic. Florence County Highway Commissioner Joe Witynski says County Road NN needs to be preserved, but when one project is moved forward, another is moved back.
December 30, 2020 – The resurrection of the study of the I-39/90/94 project is great news for our state. This corridor, a critical freight corridor that serves as the gateway for tourists to the Wisconsin Dells and beyond, is a backbone route in Wisconsin.
October 13, 2020 – Marathon County recently replaced a simple town bridge in record time. The new bridge allows for greater agricultural expansion in the area and continued local access to State Highway 29, the major east-west corridor.
September 28, 2020 – The USDOT awarded $31.8 million to a joint Wisconsin-Minnesota rail project – the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service Project. This project is expected to increase economic development, enhance the passenger experience, and improve the efficiency of travel in the region.