Madison transportation staff has recommended Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes for the West Side and Downtown parts of the city. BRT is a high-frequency, high-capacity, limited-stop service that the city hopes to implement by 2024. The goal of BRT is to reduce vehicle traffic and connect the east and west sides of Madison.
With an increased amount of travel between areas like Milwaukee, the Twin Cities, Chicago, and other locations in between, an additional passenger train to complement the Amtrak Empire Builder service is now closer to becoming a reality.
The Wisconsin DOT has announced its 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards. Contractors who help produce quality transportation infrastructure were honored for their projects in Sheboygan, Iowa, Vilas, Douglas, Pierce, Winnebago, and Racine and Kenosha counties.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced $20 million in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust funds are now available for the replacement of eligible public transit buses. Applications are due by March 18, 2019.
The state is also seeking public input on the spending of $10 million in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust funds for electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) grants. The deadline for comments is February 17, 2020 at 2 p.m.