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MAASTO: States collaborate on CAV technology, future of transportation

Transportation Connects Us

Release Date: 01/05/2021

Frontline stories: Wisconsin crash responders recall near-death experiences show art Frontline stories: Wisconsin crash responders recall near-death experiences

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This episode takes you inside the world of Wisconsin crash response. You’ll hear harrowing stories from first responders who were either hit by a vehicle or involved in an extremely close call with traffic. Crash response is a dangerous job, hear it directly from those who willingly face those dangers every day.

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During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) team up for a podcast to bring you important information to help keep you safe online. As reports of fraud, phishing, and imposter scams continue to rise, learn what our agencies are doing to protect Wisconsinites and learn useful tips you can start doing right now to be safer online.

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Merging Technology and Safety: The New Work Zone show art Merging Technology and Safety: The New Work Zone

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Envision a work zone in Wisconsin and you’ll likely picture orange barrels, heavy equipment and workers in hard hats. Technology may not come to mind, but it is playing an increasingly important role in keeping motorists and workers safe. In the latest episode of “Transportation Connects Us,” WisDOT engineers discuss the safety benefits of work zone technology like Queue Warning Systems, the Dynamic Late Merge System (zipper merge) and modern work zone inspection equipment.

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First mile, last mile: Wisconsin’s critical link between infrastructure and agriculture show art First mile, last mile: Wisconsin’s critical link between infrastructure and agriculture

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On this episode, we’re talking transportation and ag with WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary-designee Randy Romanski. We discuss the relationship between transportation infrastructure and the success of Wisconsin’s agricultural industry, the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic and motorist and farm vehicle safety as we head into the important spring farming season.

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MAASTO: Midwest states collaborate on equity and inclusion show art MAASTO: Midwest states collaborate on equity and inclusion

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Midwest states are collaborating to promote greater diversity, equity and inclusion in our transportation systems. As members of the Mid America Association of Transportation Officials (MAASTO), WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Omer Osman and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher discuss MAASTO’s new equity and inclusion initiative and how it can help improve diversity efforts in MAASTO’s 10 member states.

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MAASTO: States collaborate on CAV technology, future of transportation show art MAASTO: States collaborate on CAV technology, future of transportation

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Midwest states continue to work together to ensure residents, businesses and agencies are positioned to take advantage of connected and automated vehicle technology. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Omer Osman and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher discuss the future of transportation in part two of our special three-part podcast series.

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MAASTO: Regional collaboration addresses safety, pandemic response show art MAASTO: Regional collaboration addresses safety, pandemic response

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Omer Osman and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher discuss how collaboration is helping Midwest states respond to shared transportation issues like the rise in traffic deaths and the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to part one of a special three-part podcast series with these Midwest transportation leaders.

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Traffic Safety: A shared responsibility show art Traffic Safety: A shared responsibility

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Traffic fatalities are up in many states across the country in 2020, including Wisconsin. WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson and Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Tony Burrell analyze traffic data and explain why fatalities are up during a year when traffic volume has been down, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tribal Affairs Program: WisDOT committed to unique tribal partnership show art Tribal Affairs Program: WisDOT committed to unique tribal partnership

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is committed to its partnership with the 11 federally recognized Tribal Governments in Wisconsin to work on tribal relations and transportation-related issues. Learn more about WisDOT’s Tribal Affairs Program in this edition of Transportation Connects Us.

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New DMV Programs: Online Driver License Renewal and Teen Road Test Waiver show art New DMV Programs: Online Driver License Renewal and Teen Road Test Waiver

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we do business. Wisconsin DMV has created two new and  innovative programs to shift common tasks normally done in-person, to tasks that can be done online.

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