Wisconsin Department of Transportation
(WisDOT) has a 2003-05 biennial budget of $4.88 billion and has just over 3,600
WisDOT was officially
established in 1967 by combining formerly independent agencies and the
Department of Motor Vehicles (which included the State Highway Commission, State
Aeronautics Commission and State Patrol).
WisDOT supports all forms
of transportation. The department is responsible for planning, building and
maintaining Wisconsin's network of state highways and Interstate highway system. The department
shares the costs of building and operating county and local transportation
systems - from highways to public transit and other modes. WisDOT plans,
promotes and financially supports statewide air, rail and water transportation,
as well as bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
The department works
closely with other state, federal and local agencies to meet changing and
growing travel needs. Transportation impacts everyone and WisDOT is committed to
providing the safest, most efficient and highest quality transportation services
to best serve the needs of the state, its citizens and many visitors.
The department is made up
of three executive offices and five divisions organized according to
transportation function. WisDOT's main office is located in Madison, but the department maintains regional offices throughout the state as a way to
preserve the local approach to transportation development and better serve