Transportation Task Force Meets

Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary-designee Craig Thompson, at the direction of Gov. Evers, has assembled a bipartisan transportation budget task force. The Transportation Stakeholder Task Force includes municipalities and counties, business and construction groups, tourism entities, and legislators from both Republican and Democrat legislators (full list of members). The task force has met twice to […]

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Gov. Walker’s Autonomous Vehicle Committee Releases Final Report

At the end of June, the Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment submitted their final report to the governor. The report is a required deliverable under Executive Order #245. For the past nine months the steering committee convened monthly to hear presentations from a variety of stakeholders and discuss the […]

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Wisconsin Receives $227 Million Federal Transportation Grant

Wisconsin has received $227.4 million in federal road funding grants for Fiscal Year 2018. Gov. Scott Walker said the funds will be used for nearly 50 local bridge projects and to complete by 2021 the I-94 North-South project (a Foxconn-related project stretching from near Milwaukee to the Wisconsin/Illinois state line). The funding from the U.S. […]

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AV Committee Discusses Draft Report

Gov. Scott Walker’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicles met this week for their final discussion before they release their report. Committee members discussed issues including better defining the difference between autonomous and connected vehicles and analyzing further infrastructure, signs, and lines on the road. Members also requested a strategic plan for the committee. […]

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AV Committee Meets for Last Round of Presenters

The Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment met last week for what was likely their last round of presenters. The committee expects to put forward a draft of a plan at the May meeting and work toward finalizing that plan by their final meeting in late June. The three presenters […]

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Gov. Walker’s Autonomous Vehicle Committee Continues to Collect Information

Gov. Scott Walker’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment held their sixth meeting on March 28 in Madison. Over the next few months, the committee will draft a report with recommendations to the governor on how to coordinate testing and operation of autonomous and connected vehicles on Wisconsin’s roadways. The report […]

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Governor’s AV Committee Meets to Discuss Insurance Issues

On Feb. 28, the Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment convened for their fifth meeting. The Committee is charged with developing a report by June 30 to the governor regarding their findings and recommendations on autonomous vehicle (AV) policies in Wisconsin. The meeting began with a quick review of the […]

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Rep. Spiros Named Interim Transportation Committee Chair

Rep. John Spiros (R-Marshfield) was appointed Thursday as interim chairman of the Assembly Committee on Transportation. Spiros replaces former Rep. Keith Ripp (R-Lodi), whom Gov. Scott Walker recently appointed to be the assistant deputy secretary at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Spiros served in the U.S. Air Force for six years and […]

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Governor’s Autonomous Vehicle Committee January Meeting

The Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment met at the Capitol on Jan. 17. Created under Executive Order 245, the Committee continues to collect a variety of information on autonomous vehicles that will inform a final report due to the governor by June 30, 2018. Presenting first to the committee […]

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Governor’s Autonomous Vehicle Committee November Meeting

Governor’s Autonomous Vehicle Committee November Meeting

The Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment met at the Capitol on Nov. 15. Steven Cyra from HNTB presented on the federal Department of Transportation (USDOT) connected vehicle pilot in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa project, he said, used a mixture of USDOT funding and revenue from Tampa area tolls to […]

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