WisDOT launches new podcast

Metro Wire Staff

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation this week launched its first episode of “Transportation Connects Us,” the agency’s new podcast.

In the first episode, Gov. Tony Evers talks with WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson. The two discuss what Evers says he’s heard from citizens all over the state regarding transportation needs, the challenges of meeting Wisconsin’s demand for better roads, and the importance of ongoing, sustainable funding.

The episode is available here: https://wisdot.libsyn.com

During the discussion about the 2019-2021 budget, Evers said, “What we’ve set is the opportunity to really make some significant investments in our transportation system.”

Thompson said WisDOT is “committed to efficiency and cost savings,” and talked about a new pilot program to streamline the delivery of local bridge improvements throughout the state.

WisDOT’s new monthly podcast series will focus on various transportation issues, including transportation safety, engineering, multi-modal investments, and DMV topics.