Welcome to ITS Wisconsin

ITS Wisconsin advocates for technologies that improve the safety, efficiency, and mobility of Wisconsin’s surface transportation system. We work closely with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, industry partners, and university-based research and development in the promotion, planning, and deployment of advance transportation technologies. ITS deployments create jobs while promoting sustainable transportation and Wisconsin’s economic competitiveness.

2016 ITS Forum

The 22nd Annual ITS Forum will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Union South located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Recommendations or want to be involved? Contact the ITS Forum Chairperson, Kyle Hemp.

The 21st Annual ITS Forum

The 21st Annual ITS Forum was held  on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Richard T. Anderson Education Center on the Waukesha County Technical College Campus. 

Dr. Alexander Drakopoulos of Marquette University was presented the ITS Wisconsin Distinguished Service Award for 2015.

Presentations of the sessions are available below

Morning session
Afternoon session

ITS Wisconsin Scholarship Award for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

The ITS Wisconsin Scholarship Award was presented to Kirsten Brose of UW-Madison at the 2015 TIS Forum. This scholarship is presented annually to students pursuing transportation operations in their studies and career aspirations. The scholarship is intended to provide partial financial support to students who have demonstrated an interested and are likely to work in the transportation field. The scholarship consists of a $1,500 award that is to be used to offset educational costs.

ITS Wisconsin Project of the Year Award

ITS Wisconsin's 7th Annual Project of the Year Award Program recognizes quality projects or initiatives based in the state of Wisconsin that leverage technology to enhance transportation mobility, safety, and economic activity. The program is open to all types and sizes of transportation technology projects completed in the last year. This award was presented to the City of Madison in collaboration with Strand Associates for the "Verona Road Adaptive Signal Control Deployment" project at the ITS Forum.

ITS Wisconsin Madison Mallards Outing

Join your peers and watch the Madison Mallards take on the LaCrosse Loggers on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Warner Park (2920 N. Sherman Ave) in Madison. The park opens at 5:30pm and the game starts at 7:05pm. Tickets are $35/person and include all you can eat ballpark food, all you can drink ballpark beverages, and seating in the Budweiser Solid Rock rooftop area. Youth tickets are available at $25/person (ages 6-18 with paid adult) and kids 5 and under are free.  To secure your ticket, please complete the form and return with payment by July 17. If you are interested in sponsoring or have any other questions, contact Don Schell at donald.schell@dot.wi.gov or by calling (414) 227-2148.

ITS/ITE Wisconsin Joint Lunch Meeting

Join ITS Wisconsin and ITE Wisconsin on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Pizzeria 3301 at Villa Palermo, located at 3301 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee for a joint meeting and networking opportunity. Terry Haukom the ITS Minnesota President will be speaking on the latest ITS Minnesota events and upcoming projects at Minnesota DOT. A pizza lunch buffet will be served for $15 per person ($10 for students). RSVPs can be made by contacting Emily Silverson (esilverson@transmartinc.com) or calling (608) 209-2266 by July 10th. See flyer.

The 20th Annual ITS Forum

The 20th Annual ITS Forum occurred on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Union South. The theme was Innovating for the Future, ITS Wisconsin the Next 20 Years.  The program highlighted national and international innovative ITS projects, including connected vehicles, active traffic management, multi-modal ITS, innovative technology and safety.  In recognition of the Forum’s 20th anniversary, a short video “A Well-Traveled Road: The ITS Journey Tales of ITS in Wisconsin” was presented.

Presentations of the sessions are available below

Morning session
Afternoon Session

ITS Wisconsin Enters into Strategic Partnership with GLTEI

Silver and Gold Membership includes Access to Industry Showcase Events

ITS Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Transportation Enterprise Institute (GLTEI) have entered into a strategic partnership to offer a consolidated membership for interested organizations. In support of that partnership, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Traffic Operations has been invited to participate in a series of Industry Showcase Meetings. Through these Showcase Meetings, GLTEI/ITSWI members can participate in one-on-one meetings with WisDOT and other public agency traffic operations management and purchasing decision makers. A primary objective is to reduce industry's cost and effort in sharing information about new products, services, and approaches with key public sector customers. Continue to check the GLTEI website for upcoming Showcase Meetings.

Please refer to the GLTEI website for membership information, and to schedule a time slot at an upcoming Industry Showcase Meeting.

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