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 year! 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. Click here to view the 2015-2016 State of the Chapter newsletter.

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 the ITS Wisconsin President. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Lunch & Learn - Wednesday, September 27, 2017  REGISTER NOW!

ITS Wisconsin is holding its first Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Come visit Wisconsin DOT's Statewide Traffic Operations Center and hear David Karnes and Paul Keltner speak on various WisDOT Bureau of Traffic Operations projects and operations. A Panera Bread boxed lunch can be purchased in advance for $10 or you can bring your own lunch. To register, click here. Registration deadline is September 25.

ITS Forum - Wednesday, November 8, 2017  REGISTER NOW!
Innovating Towards Sustainability

The 23rd Annual ITS Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Alumni Memorial Union, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Participants, Vendors and Sponsors can register online by clicking here. Registration deadline is November 6. A tentative schedule will be posted soon.

Design the Next ITS Wisconsin Logo

ITS Wisconsin is holding a logo design contest open to everyone. Designs are due October 20, 2017. The winner will be announced at the November 8, 2017 ITS Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin along with the unveiling of the new redesigned ITS Wisconsin website. The winner receives one general admission to the 2017 ITS Forum, one free admission to the July 2018 joint ITS/ITE lunch meeting, and one ticket to the July 2018 Madison Mallards Social Outing. See flyer for details.

ITS Wisconsin Student Scholarship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year    APPLY NOW!

The ITS Wisconsin Student Scholarship Award is presented annually to students pursuing transportation-related 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 Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The award will be presented at the Annual ITS Forum on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Marquette University. See flyer for more details.

ITS Wisconsin 2017 Project of the Year Award    APPLY NOW!

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, November 8, 2017 at Marquette University. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, October 11, 2017. See flyer for more details

Past Events

Joint ITS/ITE Wisconsin Lunch Meeting - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Join ITS Wisconsin and ITE Wisconsin Section for a joint lunch meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education located at 161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Art Baumann and Pat Hawley will be speaking on the 2017 US Open Event Traffic Mitigation Lessons Learned.  See flyer for more details.

ITS Wisconsin Madison Mallards Outing - Friday, July 21, 2017

Thank you for all who attended the rainy outing on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Warner Park (2920 N. Sherman Ave) in Madison in the newly renovated Duck Pond! Tickets include all you can eat ballpark food, all you can drink ballpark beverages. 

2016 ITS Forum - September 28, 2016

The 22nd Annual ITS Forum was held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Union South located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. There were 170 attendees.  Some speaker presentations have been made available:

  - Ed Bradley, Toyota, "OEM Perspective of Connected and Automated Technology"

Session 1: Smart Cities
  - Suman Banerjee, UW-Madison, "WiRover Project"
  - Frank Perry, HNTB, "Smart Columbus Partner Collaboration"

Session 2: Technology

Session 3: Connected Vehicles
  - Bob Frey, Tamp Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), "Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment"
  - Mike Haas, IBI Group, "ATMS and ATIS in CV/AV Emerging Technologies"

Session 4: Multi-Modal Transit
  - Ashley Booth, HNTB, "Milwaukee Streetcar"

ITS Wisconsin Madison Mallards Outing - July 21, 2016   THANK YOU SPONSORS!

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! 

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.

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

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