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WisDOT seeks public input on the future of transportation in Wisconsin

Metro Wire Staff

Public input is being sought on the state’s long-range transportation plan.

The plan, called Connect 2050, is Wisconsin’s plan to support the economy, enhance the quality of life, and facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people and products for the next 30 years. The plan covers all types of transportation, from roads to ports, to airports to buses, to rails to sidewalks.

WisDOT’s Connect 2050 project team has created a survey for the public to weigh in on the future of transportation. The survey is available at Connect2050Survey.com until Oct. 31, 2020.

“The key to providing the kind of transportation system our state needs is planning,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “We have to look decades down the road, to ensure that the projects we plan today will meet the state’s needs tomorrow. By participating in the Connect 2050 process, you’re helping to make Wisconsin’s transportation future a reality.”

The survey seeks to feedback on six, key transportation areas: economic vitality; safety and security; quality of life and natural environment; system integration and connectivity; system management; and funding and project costs

In addition to the survey, the Connect 2050 website was designed with activities to inform the public and invite their input. Activities include a virtual open house, recorded stakeholder webinars, and a comment form.

For more information contact WisDOT at 608.266.9495.