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Transportation Moves Wisconsin events in Superior and Eau Claire

April 10, 2014

Town hall meetings April 15 and 16 will focus on transportation funding needs

Transportation Moves Wisconsin is the theme of a new initiative of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The goal is to get feedback from people around the state about transportation needs and how the state should finance those needs into the future.

"Transportation Moves Wisconsin is aimed at giving more visibility to the state’s multimodal transportation system and to engage people around the state in talking about how it impacts their lives," said WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb. "The feedback we receive will be important in the development of the next state transportation budget."

As part of the initiative, Secretary Gottlieb is hosting a series of public town hall meetings including:

  • Superior on Tuesday, April 15, at the WisDOT Northwest Region Office, 1701 N. 4th Street in Superior. An open house begins at 5 p.m., presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by public discussion.
  • Eau Claire on Wednesday, April 16, at the UW-Eau Claire Campus in the new Centennial Hall Building, Room 1614. An open house begins at 5 p.m., presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by public discussion. (NOTE: This is a location change from the previous announcement of the Davies Center).

Region staff from the department will be present to answer general questions about upcoming projects, but the meetings are focused on broader issues and the need to identify new revenue to make infrastructure investments in all modes of transportation.

The meeting site is accessible to wheelchair. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may arrange for one by contacting the WisDOT Office of Public Affairs at (608) 266-3581 or opa.exec@dot.wi.gov at least three days prior to the meeting.

There is also an option for people to submit comments to the department via the web. Go to www.wisconsindot.gov and click on the Transportation Moves Wisconsin logo.

For more information, contact:
Peg Schmitt, Wisconsin DOT Communications
(608) 266-3581, peg.schmitt@dot.wi.gov

 

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