Transportation Connects Us
The podcast that addresses Wisconsin transportation topics. Produced by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
info_outline New DMV Programs: Online Driver License Renewal and Teen Road Test Waiver 05/05/2020
New DMV Programs: Online Driver License Renewal and Teen Road Test Waiver 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.
info_outline MLS: Innovative Process, Local Control, Immediate Impact 03/04/2020
MLS: Innovative Process, Local Control, Immediate Impact Transportation Secretary Thompson is joined by the executive directors of the Wisconsin Counties Association, The League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Towns Association to discuss the local impact of this innovative program, what has been learned from the streamlined process and share feedback from their members.
info_outline Clear Roads, Less Salt – Wisconsin Winter Road Maintenance 02/25/2020
Clear Roads, Less Salt – Wisconsin Winter Road Maintenance Wisconsin’s state highway maintenance engineer and the Jefferson County highway commissioner join the podcast to discuss the increasing use of liquid brine on state highways, detailing how it works and how it’s saving resources while dispelling a few myths along the way.
info_outline DBE: Helping Disadvantaged Businesses Succeed 02/11/2020
DBE: Helping Disadvantaged Businesses Succeed On this episode of Transportation Connects Us hear about WisDOT’s program that’s been helping small and emerging businesses better compete in the state’s competitive construction market. WisDOT has mentored businesses through the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program or DBE for more than 30 years.
info_outline Innovative Grant Program to Fund Local Transportation Projects 11/20/2019
Innovative Grant Program to Fund Local Transportation Projects Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson discussed the benefits of the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) program with local government association leaders in WisDOT’s latest Transportation Connects Us Podcast.
info_outline How WisDOT Maximizes Your Tax Dollars for Transportation 11/06/2019
How WisDOT Maximizes Your Tax Dollars for Transportation In this episode of “Transportation Connects Us,” Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson and the administrator of WisDOT’s Division of Transportation System Development, Rebecca Burkel, discuss several programs that show how technology and innovation are helping save tax dollars and create better roads.
info_outline Countdown to REAL ID Requirement 09/30/2019
Countdown to REAL ID Requirement Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, the new federal deadline, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a -compliant driver license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. When enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins, the regular Wisconsin driver license or ID will no longer be accepted identification for air travel or to enter a federal building or military base. Hear DMV Administrator Kristina Boardman explain the new requirements and the steps Wisconsin residents can take to be compliant.
info_outline Transportation Challenges, Opportunities and Promises Kept 08/13/2019
Transportation Challenges, Opportunities and Promises Kept The first podcast episode, WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers talk about transportation challenges, opportunities and promises kept.