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.  


Fiber Optic Testing and Troubleshooting Training

ITS Wisconsin is sponsoring Fiber Optic Testing and Troubleshooting Fundamentals training at two locations for field service technicians, field engineers, design engineers and managerial field supervisors. The training sessions will be one full day and cost $250 per person. Attendees will get an overview of history and development of fiber and fiber optic transmission theory, cable installations, hands-on exposure to termination, testing and splicing equipment and OTDR testing.  Registration is due September 1, 2015 and a seat can be reserved by contacting Emily Silverson at esilverson@transmartinc.com or (608) 209-2266. Seats are not secure until payment is received. 
  • Friday, September 11, 2015 at 3502 Kinsman Blvd in Madison (WisDOT Truax lab building) | Flyer
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 718 W Clairemont Ave in Eau Claire (WisDOT NW Region office) | Flyer

The 21st Annual ITS Forum - REGISTRATION OPEN


The 21st Annual ITS Forum will be held  on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Richard T. Anderson Education Center on the Waukesha County Technical College Campus. Online registration is now open, click here to register or complete the form and return. Please make sure to select a meal choice during registration. Click here for a preliminary agenda.

ITS Wisconsin Scholarship Award for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

The ITS Wisconsin 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. To apply for the scholarship, complete the information on the form and submit to the ITS Wisconsin Scholarship Committee (brians@tapconet.com) no later than Friday, September 11, 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 is presented at the ITS Forum. Application forms are due on Friday, September 4, 2015 and can be submitted to Brian Scharles (brians@tapconet.com).

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

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


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.

Thank you to all the speakers and attendees who participated in the program. 


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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