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.

The ITS Wisconsin Board is looking forward to an exciting 2016! Many great events are being planned. The Annual ITS Forum continues to grow, enticing many dynamic speakers within the industry. We always look forward to, and appreciate, the continued involvement of vendors and consultant sponsors to help make ITS Wisconsin events worthwhile for all. 

As a reminder, there is no membership fee to join ITS Wisconsin. Your participation in our social and professional events is greatly encouraged and open to anyone who is interested. If you would like to get more involved, please contact Emily Silverson, the ITS Wisconsin President. We're looking forward to hearing from you!


Connected Vehicle 101/102 Training

ITS America will be sponsoring a USDOT Connected Vehicle 101/102 Course on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon St) in Madison. Attendees will gain an overview of the infrastructure requirements being developed, including communication standards, and operations and maintenance implications, and upcoming policy decisions in order to prepare for a CV pilot deployment. The training is free and attendees can partake in a lunch buffet for $10. Attendance is limited to three per consulting firm. By Friday, April 22nd, if room allows, the registration will be opened up to first come, first served until the training is at maximum capacity. Final RSVPs can be made by noon on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 with Emily Silverson (esilverson@transmartinc.com) or by calling (608) 209-2266. See flyer for more details.


ITS Wisconsin Student Scholarship Award for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

The ITS Wisconsin Student Scholarship Award 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. This year the scholarship is due Friday, September 9, 2016. See flyer for more details.


ITS Wisconsin Project of the Year Award

ITS Wisconsin's 8th 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. The award will be presented at the Annual ITS Forum on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at UW-Madison. Deadline for submittal is Friday, September 9, 2016. See flyer for more details.

ITS Wisconsin Madison Mallards Outing - SAVE THE DATE!

Join your peers and watch the Madison Mallards take on the Kalamazoo Growlers on Thursday, July 21, 2016 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. Youth tickets are available at $25/person (ages 6-18 with paid adult) and kids 5 and under are free. Ticket ordering information will come out in early summer. 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.


2016 ITS Forum - SAVE THE DATE!

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 ITS 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/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


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