Conversations, news and legislative updates. We promote the vitality and safety of Wisconsin's transportation system, including highways, public transit systems, public-use and general aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads.
TDA: On The Go
With winter right around the corner, Eau Claire County Highway Commissioner Jon Johnson is the featured guest on the latest episode of the On the Go podcast. Johnson explains the logistics of snow removal and winter road maintenance and the challenges of managing through Wisconsin’s unpredictable winters and now a pandemic.
TDA: On The Go Episode 22
Chris Boucher, Winneconne Village President, joins Debby to talk about the new Winneconne bridge (WIS 116) over the Fox River. This project is among the 12 national finalists competing in America’s Transportation Awards for the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award.
You can vote up to once a day at americastransportationawards.org until October 25.
After you vote, show support for this great Wisconsin project and consider a road trip to Winneconne to check it out!
TDA: On The Go Episode 21
We could all use some good news these days, especially stories that give us a glimpse of life after the pandemic. We want to hear about investments in our communities and transportation projects moving forward to benefit us and the economy well beyond COVID-19.
Dan Basile, Chief Operations Officer at Milwaukee County Transit System, joins TDA's Debby Jackson to talk about one such project in Milwaukee – East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
TDA: On The Go Episode 20
Have you tried to buy a bike recently?
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sales of mid-range bikes have skyrocketed and they have become hard to find.
Kirsten Finn, Executive Director of The Wisconsin Bike Fed joins Debby on this episode of TDA: On The Go to discuss how cycling has taken off during the pandemic and how the Fed fits into the overall transportation system in Wisconsin.
TDA: On The Go Episode 19
David Noyce, professor of civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory (TOPS Lab), joins Debby for a discussion about travel disruption in Wisconsin in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. To what extent has travel rebounded, and what can we expect in the near future? Noyce also explains TOPS' mission of improving traffic operations and safety in Wisconsin and across the Midwest.
TDA: On The Go Episode 18
Public transit is another part of Wisconsin's critical infrastructure that has remained operational throughout the pandemic.
In this episode, Debby Jackson talks with Ron McDonald, General Manager of Valley Transit in the Fox Valley. Jackson and McDonald talk about how Valley Transit has continued its operations, how the organization is safeguarding transit workers and passengers, and the role of public transportation in Wisconsin's recovery.