TDA Update 1/29/2019
WTS Reception for New Secretary Today
Please join the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Wisconsin chapter in welcoming the newly appointed Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation, Craig Thompson. WTS WI is excited to host this reception and see him take his seat in Governor Evers’ cabinet. Secretary Thompson will be helping our mission to promote women in transportation roles and we want to thank him for this opportunity to get to know him and his vision for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

January 31, 2019
Madison Club
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
(WTS member only meet and greet 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM)

Cost: $10 WTS members and $25 for non-members.
Includes appetizers and cash bar

All proceeds will go to WTS Wisconsin to help fund
scholarships, programs, and events.  

Click here to register online and here to see more information.
Wisconsin News
Secretary Thompson on UPFRONT with Mike Gousha

Click here to see Secretary Thompson's first televised interview.
Transportation Stakeholder Task Force

Governor Tony Evers directed Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to assemble a task force of stakeholders to propose bipartisan policy solutions to be included in the upcoming 2019-21 budget. The Transportation Stakeholder Task Force consists of key partners from all regions of the state, all sectors of the economy, and users of all different modes of transportation. Read more
Board asks lawmakers to approve I-41 expansion

The Outagamie County Board of Supervisors are asking state lawmakers to approve a plan that might add lanes to a stretch of Interstate 41.

The board urged members of state legislature to act on what the board says is a public safety issue. Read more and see NBC 26 coverage
News from around the Nation
Midwest States Facing Transportation Funding Choice

January 22, 2019
January 16, 2019
Good Press from States that Passed Gas Tax Increases in Prior Years

Indiana Public Media
January 7, 2019

In 2017, Indiana enacted legislation that will provide $1.2 billion annually when fully implemented. A ten-cent-per-gallon increase kicked in July 1, 2017.

Montana Standard
January 15, 2019

Montana's gas tax will increase 6 cents-per-gallon over the next several years. The first increment, 4.5 cents-per-gallon, took effect July 1, 2017.
Other Upcoming Events
2019 Fly-in 
April 3-4

Join us in DC this spring. It will be an important time to make the case for federal investment in Wisconsin’s transportation system. Only with increased investment at all levels of government will we begin to reverse the trend of deteriorating system conditions.

TDA is trying something new this year. In order to have more flexibility, reduce costs and accommodate increasingly congested calendars in the state and DC, we are holding most of the event on the Hill and just selecting a home base hotel area. Book any hotel that fits your need. TDA staff will make sure to keep participants connected as we know networking and reconnecting with old friends is a major part of the Fly-in.

Don't wait to make your plans! Pick your hotel to fit your budget. Read the materials and make your travel plans today.

​​Click here for the event brochure or register online .
Freight Rail Day 2019 - February 28 (Thursday) in Milwaukee
ACEC/ WisDOT 2019 Transportation Improvement Conference - March 5-6 (Tuesday/Wednesday) in Baraboo

Now in its eleventh year, the Transportation Improvement Conference brings together the department and consulting engineering community for transportation-related professional development programming and networking opportunities. It is our biggest transportation event of the year. The agenda is designed by engineers and WisDOT to maximize educational value; the sessions look at the most important issues facing transportation in our state. Don't miss the excellent opportunity to learn and network with peers and encourage others at your firm to attend as well.
Association News
Save these Dates

  • TDA Drive-in: Wednesday, May 22
  • TDA Annual Meeting: Thursday, November 7
Thanks for Your Support

Membership dues billings went out earlier this month. If you have already renewed - Thank You!

If you haven't renewed yet, please continue your membership and active participation in TDA, so we can make the first installment on a sustainable, long-term funding solution for Wisconsin transportation.