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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.  

Click here for a one page overview of ITS Wisconsin (78 kb PDF) 

ITS Wisconsin Project of the Year Announcement

ITS Wisconsin’s 5th 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 or so.

This year's award was presented to the WisDOT Highway 100 Adaptive Signal System project team at the Annual ITS Forum on October 31, 2013. 

The 20th Annual ITS Forum

Please join us on October 2, 2014 for the 20th Annual ITS Forum which will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Union South. If interested in becoming a member of the planning committee, contact Emily Silverson ( 

Annual Mallards Baseball Outing - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Join your peers on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Warner Park in Madison, and watch the Madison Mallards play the Willmar Stingers. The Madison Mallards are members of the Northwoods League, a summer collegiate baseball league which provides a place for the best college players to display their talents to professional scouts. 

Games are held at Warner Park, located at 2920 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704. Here is the schedule:

  • The park opens at 5:30 p.m. Come on over and start enjoying all you can eat and drink. 
  • Game starts at 7:05p.m.

Tickets are $35/person and include all you can eat ballpark food, all you can drink ballpark beverages, and seating in the Mini Duckblind. Youth tickets are available for $25/person (Ages 6-18 with paid adult) and kids 5 and under are free. There will also be fantastic prizes raffled off during the game!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Don Schell. Visit the Madison Mallards website for more info on the Mallards.

The 19th Annual ITS Forum

The 2013 Wisconsin ITS Forum occurred on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Marquette University Alumni Union located at 1250 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

Presentations from the sessions are now available!

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

ITS/ITE Joint Lunch Meeting

Joint ITS Wisconsin and ITE Wisconsin Section for a joint lunch meeting at Rock Bottom Brewery on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. The Rock Bottom Brewery is located at 740 N. Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

The Ken Voigt Award Presentation will occur and a presentation by Eric Gannaway from Rhythm Engineering on "Adaptive Traffic Signal Technology Real-Time Artificial Intelligence Delivering Real-World Results."

The cost is $20 per person, $10 for students. Please RSVP by NOON on Wednesday, July 3rd , 2013, with Emily Silverson (, or by phone at 414-225-3726. Reservations are considered firm unless cancelled by NOON on Monday, July 8th, 2013.

The 18th Annual ITS Forum

The 2012 Wisconsin ITS Forum occurred on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Union South. 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715.

Refer to the Final Program for more details of the event. 

Thank you to all the speakers and attendees who participated in the program. Click on the topics below for speaker presentations.

For More Information Contact Emily Silverson at

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 contact GLTEI Secretary, Todd Szymkowski at to pursue membership, and to schedule a time slot at an upcoming Industry Showcase Meeting.

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