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!



ITS Wisconsin Madison Mallards Outing - July 21, 2016

A big thank you to all the sponsors and attendees for this year's social event. Although it was a rain out, some showed up in the beginning and had a great time! There will be vouchers given away for the 2016 season for those interested. Please contact Don Schell at donald.schell@dot.wi.gov or by calling (414) 227-2148.


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. 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. See flyer for more details

NEW THIS YEAR! We’ve rented a school bus for those interested in traveling from Milwaukee to the game. The cost is $20/person. The pickups will be at 4:00pm at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, 433 W. St Paul Ave and at approximately 4:30pm at the Barker Road Park & Ride. Please let Emily Silverson know if you are interested in taking the bus by July 15th.










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.



2016 ITS Forum - September 28, 2016 - Registration Open!

The 22nd Annual ITS Forum will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Union South located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Registration is now open, click here. Contact the ITS Forum Chairperson, Kyle Hemp.







Past Events

ITE/ITS Wisconsin Joint Lunch Meeting - July 13, 2016

Please join us for the next ITE/ITS Wisconsin Section joint lunch meeting on Wednesday, July13th. Our feature speaker will be Randy Hoyt with WisDOT giving a presentation about WisDOT’s ongoing truck parking project. The meeting will be held at Buck Bradley’s on Old World Third Street in Milwaukee. Click here for meeting flier and details. 

Register and pay on-line at itewisconsin.org. Non-members can register as a “guest”. On-line registration and payment is highly encouraged, but you can also sign up via email or phone (and pay at the door) with Kait Sanford, EMCS, Inc. by email at: ksanford@emcsinc.com or by phone at 414-347-1607. Please register or sign up by noon on Friday July 8th.


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.

2015 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.

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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