Town hall meetings April 8 and 9 will focus on transportation funding needs.
“Transportation Moves Wisconsin” is the theme of a new initiative of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The goal is to get feedback from people around the state about transportation needs and how the state should finance those needs into the future.
“Transportation Moves Wisconsin is aimed at giving more visibility to the state’s multimodal transportation system and to engage people around the state in talking about how it impacts their lives,” said WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb. “The feedback we receive will be important in the development of the next state transportation budget.”
As part of the initiative, Secretary Gottlieb is hosting a series of town hall meetings including:
- La Crosse on Tuesday, April 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the WisDOT Southwest Region Office, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road, with a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m.
- Madison on Wednesday, April 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the WisDOT Southwest Region Office, 2101 Wright Street, with a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Region staff from the department will be present to answer general questions about upcoming projects, but the meetings are focused on broader issues and the need to identify new revenue to make infrastructure investments in all modes transportation.
The meeting site is accessible to wheelchair. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may arrange for one by contacting the WisDOT Office of Public Affairs at (608) 266-3581 firstname.lastname@example.org at least three days prior to the meeting.
There is also an option for people to submit comments to the department via the web. Go towww.wisconsindot.gov and click on the Transportation Moves Wisconsin logo.