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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.  

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The 20th Annual ITS Forum

Please join us on Thursday, October 2, 2014 for the 20th Annual ITS Forum which will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Union South. This year’s theme is Innovating for the Future, ITS Wisconsin the Next 20 Years.  The program will highlight 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” will be presented.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please register online by September 24. If you have any questions, contact Ahmet Demirbilek at (414) 220-6801 or

ITS Wisconsin 2014-2015 Student Scholarship Award Opportunity

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 interest and are likely to work in the transportation field. The scholarship consists of a $1,500 award that is to be used to offset education costs. 

To apply for the scholarship, provide the information required in the application and submit the completed application to no later than Friday, September 12, 2014.

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!

To secure your ticket, please complete the form and return with payment by July 12, 2014.

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

ITS/ITE Joint Lunch Meeting - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at for the ITS/ITE Joint Lunch Meeting at Joey Buona's on 500 N. Water Street in downtown Milwaukee. Carolynn Gellings from WisDOT SE Region will be speaking on the movable concrete barrier as part of the Hoan Bridge Project. A pizza buffet will be served for lunch and 0.5 PDH is offered for attending the participation. The cost is $20 per person, students are $10. Please RSVP by NOON on Friday, July 11, 2014 to Allan Pacada at: or by phone at (414)939-7024. Event Flyer

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

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 refer to the GLTEI website for membership information, and to schedule a time slot at an upcoming Industry Showcase Meeting.

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