Newsletter (5.6) stories include:

  • National Work Zone Awareness Week, vital reminder as construction season ramps up;
  • New work zone safety driver’s education program launched;
  • Amtrak introduces expanded service between Twin Cities and Chicago via Milwaukee;
  • Agreement reached on FAA reauthorization bill;
  • Federal discretionary grant awards;
  • May is National Bike Month; and
  • TDA Out and About

Newsletter (5.6) stories include:

  • National Work Zone Awareness Week, vital reminder as construction season ramps up;
  • New work zone safety driver’s education program launched;
  • Amtrak introduces expanded service between Twin Cities and Chicago via Milwaukee;
  • Agreement reached on FAA reauthorization bill;
  • Federal discretionary grant awards;
  • May is National Bike Month; and
  • TDA Out and About

Newsletter (4.3) stories include:

  • Thanks to TDA Fly-in participants;
  • A special thank you to 2024 Fly-in sponsors;
  • Mike Koles testifies before House T&I committee;
  • Governor signs two EV charging bills;
  • Wisconsin joins Allies in Action;
  • FY 2024 appropriates finally a wrap;
  • Federal discretionary grant awards;
  • Baltimore bridge collapse, investigation ongoing;
  • TDA Podcast: Abe Weber from Appleton International Airport; and
  • TDA welcomes new member

Newsletter (3.1) stories include:

  • AASHTO presidential profile on Secretary Thompson;
  • Assembly passes EV bills, one returns to Senate for final passage;
  • ARIP grant applications now available;
  • Harbor Assistance Program grants awarded;
  • Court of Appeals overturns Pewaukee TUF;
  • Shutdown averted, continuing resolution #4;
  • Senate committee approves FAA reauthorization bill, FAA extension in progress;
  • Federal discretionary grant awards;
  • Miles driven reaches record high in 2023; exceeds pre-pandemic levels;
  • TDA podcasts: new maps and passenger rail; and
  • 2024 sponsorship opportunities

Newsletter (1.25) stories include

  • TDA Fly-in March 20-21: book travel, register;
  • WI and MN to receive $1 billion-plus federal grant to replace Blatnik Bridge;
  • WisDOT’s new interactive map details federal grants;
  • State Senate passes pair of EV bills;
  • WisDOT announces WEVI RFP;
  • WisDOT and locals present local bridge and culvert inventory and assessment webinar;
  • FY 2024 Continuing Resolution #3;
  • TDA Podcast: WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson;
  • TDA membership renewals emailed in January;
  • 2024 sponsorship opportunities;
  • Congratulations to Kevin McMullen of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association; and
  • Wisconsin transportation reception draws record crowds

Newsletter (12.18) stories include

  • TDA Fly-in March 20-21, book travel now;
  • TPC advances two project studies;
  • Wisconsin receives five grants to study passenger rail;
  • More communities receive SS4A grants;
  • House passes FAA extension, on hold in Senate;
  • Congress still must clear twelve FY 24 appropriations bills next year;
  • Appropriations bills next year;
  • TDA podcast marks a milestone – #50;
  • New TDA membership software: create your account; and
  • Wisconsin transportation reception at TRB

Newsletter (11.30) stories include

  • TDA Annual Meeting celebrated industry innovation;
  • Thompson elected AASHTO President;
  • Madison awarded $110 million for E-W BRT;
  • Other federal discretionary grant awards;
  • Federal shutdown averted with another CR;
  • TDA Podcast: A Conversation with WCHA’s Patrick Vander Sanden;
  • Jason Culotta TDA’s 2023-2024 president;
  • Dan Fedderly received TDA award;
  • TDA welcomes new member; and
  • Upcoming transportation reception at TRB, sponsorship opportunities

Newsletter (10.31) stories include

  • Don’t miss: TDA Annual Meeting Nov. 15;
  • Blatnik Bridge update;
  • Deal reached to end strike that shut down Great Lakes shipping artery;
  • Trucking’s annual congestion costs exceed $94 billion;
  • New House Speaker elected, deadline looms;
  • Senate confirms Biden’s nominee to lead the FAA;
  • WCHA regional meetings; and
  • Upcoming transportation reception at TRB, sponsorship opportunities

Newsletter (9.29) stories include:

  • Don’t miss: TDA Annual Meeting Nov. 15;
  • Government shutdown looking more likely;
  • TDA out and about; and
  • Industry updates

Newsletter (8.16) stories include:

  • Agricultural maritime export facility opens at Port Milwaukee;
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces new deputy secretary;
  • WisDOT releases freight and rail plans;
  • Senate FY 2024 spending plan billions more than House;
  • House passes FAA reauthorization;
  • Transportation inflation ebbs, impact ongoing;
  • New TDA podcasts: 2023-25 state budget and Wisconsin aviation; and
  • Training for public works officials

Newsletter (7.6) stories include:

  • Governor signs 2023-25 budget, 51 partial vetoes;
  • State Supreme Court strikes down the Town of Buchanan’s transportation utility fee;
  • Recently announced Wisconsin IIJA grants;
  • Traffic fatalities down in first quarter; and
  • Training for public works officials

Newsletter (6.2) stories include:

  • TDA Drive-in Returns;
  • JFC to consider transportation next week;
  • Debt deal affects some transportation funding;
  • Milwaukee BRT set to launch in June;
  • WisDOT releases Rail Plan 2050;
  • MN governor signs transportation bill, $1 billion-plus in new revenue in next biennium;
  • Indiana budget extends gas tax indexing for three years, establishes task force;
  • New TDA podcasts: TDA Drive-in attendees, the Farm Bureau and ARIP;
  • TDA welcomes new member;
  • New episode of building Wisconsin highlights transportation infrastructure;
  • Wisconsin Bike Week ready to roll; and
  • MAASTO Annual Meeting registration open

Newsletter (4.17) stories include:

  • Sign up for the Drive-in today;
  • Farm Bureau and others push for investment to support ag in Wisconsin;
  • EPA proposes new tougher car emission rules, potentially driving EV sales;
  • It is National Work Zone Awareness Week;
  • Annual Construction Workers’ Memorial Service;
  • Georgia EV charging user fee heads to governor;
  • Next round of Safe Streets and Roads for All funding opportunity announced;
  • Recently announced Wisconin IIJA grants;
  • TDA podcast: Rob Krejci on federal infrastructure law grants, collaboration;
  • Schwerman names WAPA executive director;
  • Work zone safety and flagger training; and
  • MAASTO Annuual Meeting registration open

Newsletter (3.17) stories include:

  • TDA Fly-in returns;
  • Rep Van Orden leads a behind-the-scenes Capitol tour;
  • Thank you Fly-in sponsors;
  • JFC schedules budget hearings;
  • WisDOT launches online federal discretionary grant resources;
  • Recently announced Wisconsin IIJA grants;
  • FHWA issues new IIJA guidance memo;
  • TDA podcast: budget season is underway;
  • Thanks 2023 organizational sponsors;
  • TDA 2023 event dates; and
  • MAASTO Annual Meeting registration open

Newsletter (2.3) stories include:

  • The state of Wisconsin transportation;
  • Rep. Van Orden to serve on House T&I Committee;
  • Still time to register for the Fly-in;
  • Northern Grain Belt Ports federally approved;
  • 2023 sponsorship opportunities remain;
  • TDA announces 2023 event dates;
  • WCHA Executive Director: thank you and welcome;
  • Register today for the CBG Conference;
  • MAASTO Annual Meeting registration open; and
  • Upcoming events

Newsletter (1.09) stories include:

  • New developments as new year dawns, familiar challenges remain;
  • Fly-in returns in 2023, registration open;
  • Thompson elected AASHTO VP;
  • Biden signs FY 2023 Omnibus Spending Bill;
  • FHWA memo open to Congressional review;
  • Blatnik Bridge not selected in first round of Large Bridge Project Grants;
  • I-94 East-West comment period extended through January 31;
  • Inflation squeezes transportation budgets;
  • Thanks again, 2022 organizational sponsors;
  • RSVP today for CBG’s Winter Conference;
  • MAASTO Annual Meeting registration open;
  • KL Engineering announcement; and
  • Upcoming industry events

Newsletter (12.5) stories include:

  • Fly-in returns in 2023, registration is open;
  • I-94 East-West Study clears FHWA review;
  • Governor Evers headlines TDA Annual Meeting;
  • TDA wraps Regional Transportation Roundtables;
  • WisDOT’s updated BIL webpages;
  • Tindall-Schlicht new administrator of GLS;
  • Port of Green Bay receives $10.1M grant;
  • Two TDA podcasts: recap of TDA’s Regional Transportation Roundtables and return of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train;
  • Tracy Johnson TDA’s 2022-2023 President; and
  • Transportation reception at TRB returns

Newsletter (10.28) stories include:

  • Register today for TDA’s Annual Meeting;
  • TDA’s Fly-in returns in 2023;
  • Madison’s Beltline’s Flex Lane cut travel times;
  • Next Round of local BIL projects announced, 15% of applications funded;
  • New report highlights $180 billion in needed rural road repairs;
  • TDA podcast: promoting the Mississippi River & the Northern Grain Belt Port Statistical Area; and
  • Transportation reception at TRB returns

Newsletter (10.5) stories include:

  • RSVP for upcoming Transportation Rountables;
  • Registration now open for Annual Meeting;
  • TDA’s Fly-in returns in 2023;
  • $80M awarded to state to replace I-39/90/94 bridge over Wisconsin River;
  • Congress passes CR through Dec. 16;
  • TDA Podcast: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin;
  • Southeast Wisconsin Transportation Symposium; and
  • WAPA Wednesday webinar series

Newsletter (8.30) stories include:

  • Report recommends mileage-based user fees;
  • Wisconsin and Minnesota seek federal funds to replace Blatnik Bridge;
  • USDOT announces RAISE, bus grants;
  • New Northern Grain Belt Statistical Port project underway;
  • Wisconsin joins other Midwest states in EV-friendly scenic lakeshore route;
  • Nationwide car fatalities hit high in first quarter 2022; and
  • TDA podcast: The Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin contest

Newsletter (8.05) stories include:

  • Federal news roundup;
  • WisDOT shares EV infrastructure plan;
  • Next round of IIJA local projects announced;
  • Madison Beltline Flex Lane a Wisconsin first;
  • WisDOT I-41 project involvement meetings;
  • Training for public works professionals; and
  • TDA podcast: the Aviation Careers Education program is back!

Newsletter (6.23) stories include:

  • President Biden proposes gas tax holiday;
  • Tell Congress a gas tax holiday is a bad idea;
  • WisDOT hosts public EV webinars;
  • First round of IIJA local projects announced;
  • WisDOT holds public I-94 E-W meetings;
  • Tindall-Schlicht appointed to Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee;
  • Record road-tripping July 4th weekend expected; and
  • TDA podcast: AAA on summer travel and traffic safety

Newsletter (5.20) stories include:

  • Memorial Day weekend travel to heat up;
  • JFC approves federal plan, local projects to be announced soon;
  • Thanks to TDA webinar participants, speakers, and sponsors;
  • $1 billion available for safe streets and roads for all grant program;
  • WisDOT announces stadium freeway study;
  • Port of Green Bay seeks USDOT PIDP grant; and
  • TDA podcast: our neighbor Minnesota

Newsletter (4.29) stories include:

  • April 28 infrastructure law webinar

Newsletter (4.5) stories include:

  • Executive director perspective: Your TDA;
  • Elected officials look to tackle high gas prices;
  • Study shows limited impact of gas tax changes at the pump;
  • Biden signs long-awaited FY 2022 omnibus appropriations bill;
  • TRIP report highlights need for IIJA funding, next steps;
  • Grants, grants, grants;
  • TDA podcast: Wisconsin ports and the IIJA; and
  • TDA blog on proposed gas tax holiday

Newsletter (3.4) stories include:

  • Executive director perspective: Election-year gimmick could jeopardize infrastructure;
  • Congress passes funding extension;
  • Biden Administration releases BIL guidebook;
  • DOT & Energy release rules for electric vehicle charging program;
  • $1 billion airport terminal funding available; and
  • GAO issues report on road user charges

Newsletter (1.31):

  • Executive director perspective: Not playing the zero-sum game;
  • Coalition urges Congress to wrap FY 2022 appropriations;
  • Treasury broadens COVID relief uses;
  • Port and waterway projects receive boost from infrastructure law; and
  • TDA Blog on making the most of federal money

December 2021 Newsletter

  • FHWA releases federal-aid highway apportionments;
  • FAA announces first-year BIL funding;
  • Federal Transit Administration webinar Jan. 7;
  • USDOT bill resources;
  • TPC meets, revives La Crosse Corridor Project; and
  • I-94 East-West public involvement meetings

November 2021 Newsletter

  • TDA Annual Meeting a celebration, look forward;
  • President Biden signs IIJA, Congress passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown;
  • I-94 East-West public involvement meeting; and
  • Chris Klein TDA’s 2021-2022 president

October 2021 Newsletter

  • TDA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Monona Terrace in Madison;
  • Tell the House It’s Time to Pass the IIJA; and
  • Wisconsin Part of Midwest Coalition to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

September 2021 Newsletter

  • Vote on infrastructure bill delayed, Biden signs one-month extension of surface programs;
  • TDA Annual Meeting, celebrating a milestone;
  • Thompson confirmed as transportation secretary;
  • I-94 North-South Project recognized nationally; and
  • Latest TDA Podcast focused on railroad safety

August 2021 Newsletter

  • House to vote on infrastructure bill by Sept. 27;
  • Biden calls for half of new vehicles to be electric by 2030;
  • Steve Baas named WTBA executive director;
  • 2021 Regional Transit Leadership Council fall symposium;
  • Southeast Wisconsin transportation symposium; and
  • TDA Podcast: Connecting workers to jobs

July 2021 Newsletter

  • Senate advances bipartisan infrastructure deal;
  • WisDOT seeks public input on I-41 project;
  • Colorado and Missouri raise gas tax for the first time since the 1990s;
  • Southeast Wisconsin transportation symposium;
  • Transportation information center workshop; and
  • TDA Podcast: Tourists make up for lost time

June 2021 Newsletter

  • Legislature passes state budget, now to the governor;
  • Legislature passes personal property tax repeal, shores up transportation fund;
  • Bipartisan federal infrastructure agreement reached, work remains;
  • Other federal transportation news;
  • TRIP report documents needs of aging interstate system;
  • Millions of Americans to travel July 4th holiday weekend; and
  • TDA Podcast: EAA AirVenture is back

May 2021 Newsletter

  • Senate Republicans release $928 billion infrastructure counteroffer;
  • Treasury issues final interim rule for use of ARP funds;
  • Freight bottlenecks cost the economy big bucks;
  • Memorial Day weekend travel to rebound;
  • Domestic leisure travel propels U.S. airport traffic; and
  • TDA Podcast: In recognition of national bike month, episode explores bike share

April 2021 Newsletter

  • Biden introduces infrastructure plan;
  • Senate republican counteroffer;
  • TDA Fly-in top five takeaways;
  • Senate hearing on highway trust fund solvency;
  • Local voters overwhelming support modernizing, adding capacity to I-94 East-West; and
  • Other I-94 East-West news

March 2021 Newsletter

  • Federal COVID relief funding advances 42 highway projects;
  • Wisconsin makes progress on deficient bridges;
  • Public comment sought on TCMC intercity passenger rail project;
  • Two TDA podcasts: Meet TDA’s president, and women in trucking; and
  • Jackson Blog: Life (and transportation) beyond the pandemic

February 2021 Newsletter

  • Governor Evers’ 2021-23 budget address;
  • News around the state from TDA’s About TIME publication;
  • Two budget-related podcasts: I-94 E-W and the Governor’s budget proposal, next steps; and
  • Wisconsin’s ASCE and League of Women Voters highlight infrastructure

January 2021 Newsletter

  • TDA at 50 – the groovy origins;
  • COVID relief funds offset some state transportation revenue losses;
  • President Biden’s rescue and recovery plans;
  • U.S. Chamber moves infrastructure and transportation agenda front and center; and
  • Landmark achievement: positive train control operational

December 2020 Newsletter

  • Congress passes COVID relief, FY 2021 appropriations, WRDA;
  • Pete Buttigieg nominated to be USDOT Secretary;
  • TPC advances two projects, I-39/90/94 Madison to the Dells study restart;
  • Business leaders support I-94 East-West modernization plan; and
  • CN to open new intermodal terminal in Wisconsin

November 2020 Newsletter

  • WisDOT submits budget request;
  • Transportation Project Commission scheduled to meet;
  • Voters approve 94% of transportation investment ballot measures;
  • FCC releases ruling on 5.9 GHz band usage; and
  • Mark O’Connell TDA’s 2020-2021 president

October 2020 Newsletter

  • TDA 2020 virtual Annual Meeting;
  • Stretch of I-94 designated alternative fuel corridor;
  • Connect 2050 offers virtual open house;
  • Governor Walz (MN) signs $1.9B infrastructure bonding bill; and
  • On The Go Podcast: Winneconne’s Boucher discusses community’s new award-winning bridge

September 2020 Newsletter

  • TDA 2020 virtual Annual Meeting
  • Senate on deadline to extend surface transportation programs, government funding
  • ASCE releases Wis. infrastructure report card
  • Wisconsin plans for self-driving cars
  • Milwaukee BRT project moves forward

July/August 2020 Newsletter

  • I-94 East-West project to move forward
  • WisDOT seeks public input on multimodal transportation plan
  • House passes transportation spending bill
  • House advances WRDA 2020 bill
  • New TDA website live
  • On The Go Podcast: Biking soars during pandemic

June 2020

  • House to take up surface transportation as part of a larger infrastructure package
  • Summer travel plan predictions: AAA expects car travel to remain strong
  • I-94 North-South project wraps
  • Only a fraction of a gas tax increase is passed on at the pump
  • On The Go Podcast: Traffic changes during COVID-19

May 2020

  • WisDOT talks COVID-19, revenue impacts
  • Jim Peterson receives ARTBA honor
  • On The Go Podcasts: Transportation during COVID-19
  • House passes another round of economic relief legislation
  • Rural transportation network backlog

April 2020

  • Traffic at historically low levels during COVID-19 outbreak, revenue drops
  • More than 20 organization sign on to Wisconsin delegation letter
  • Congress passes $480 billion COVID-19 relief package
  • Wisconsin receives CARES Act funds
  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcast episode: The role of essential workers and the importance of transportation during national emergency

March 2020

  • Wisconsin construction projects to continue with new safety precautions
  • WisDOT responding to COVID-19
  • Congress passes $2 trillion stimulus bill
  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcast episode: Construction industry helps to protect frontline health care providers, featuring Pat Goss

February 2020

  • The condition of Wisconsin rural roads becomes national news
  • TDA launches new publication: About TIME newsletter
  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcast episode: Golf and Wisconsin’s economy, featuring Gary D’Amato
  • Michigan to borrow $3.5B for roads
  • Trump administration releases FY 2021 budget request

January 2020

  • House democrats & GOP put forward infrastructure priorities
  • $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement Program, $1.47 billion in reported needs
  • Trump administration announces streamlining of environmental approval process
  • ACEC/ WisDOT 2020 Transportation Improvement Conference and other upcoming events

December 2019

  • Holiday travel numbers
  • Transportation Projects Commission meets after 5-year hiatus
  • Congress passes FY2020 funding bills, $4 billion in supplemental transportation funding
  • Connecticut lawmakers delay vote on transportation plan

November 2019

  • TDA Annual Meeting recap: It’s About Time
  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcasts look at (1) the state’s Christmas tree industry and (2) National Apprenticeship Week November 11 – 17
  • TDA’s column: making the connection with new bus service to Sun Prairie
  • December 6 deadline for $75 million local transportation grant program
  • Almost 90% of transportation measures pass
  • President signs continuing resolution, repeals $7.6 billion rescission

October 2019

  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcast looks at the importance of transportation in agri-business success
  • TDA’s column: In Wisconsin, taking the road less traveled is worth it
  • Michigan road funding at a standstill
  • National freight report highlights growing capacity challenges

September 2019

  • TDA Annual Meeting November 7
  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcast looks at the link between infrastructure and commercial real estate
  • WisDOT announces criteria for $75 million multimodal grant program
  • Transportation commissioner talks gas tax, debt service fee

August 2019

  • Share your support as the U.S. Senate Committee takes the first step with highway reauthorization
  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcast looks at launch of new low-risk bridge pilot program
  • Wisconsin ports boost the economy
  • Two Wisconsin transportation projects win MAASTO awards, zoo interchange project selected as “Top 12” project

June/July 2019

  • Executive Director Debby Jackson pens op-ed for the Kenosha Daily News
  • Aviation industry boosts Wisconsin’s economy
  • WisDOT final intermodal report available
  • EPW releases highway reauthorization proposal
  • Wisconsin laborers open expanded training center

May 2019

  • Turnout for Transportation Capitol Edition well-timed to deliver Just Fix It message
  • A special thank you to Turnout for Transportation sponsors
  • TDA’s Column: Does the legislature have a sustainable plan for transportation?
  • WisDOT announces hundreds of highway projects at risk

April 2019

  • Turnout for Transportation Capitol Edition
  • Thank you to 2019 Fly-in participants and sponsors
  • TDA’s latest “On the Go” podcasts
  • Wisconsin State Journal editorial: Don’t Stall Fix to Wisconsin’s Crumbling Roads
  • Transportation and Innovation Expo and other upcoming events

March 2019

  • TDA’s Column: Pay now or pay more later
  • TDA’s “On the Go” Podcast looks at governor’s budget proposal
  • Journal Times editorial: Find a road to agreement

February 2019

  • Politifact rating of statement about Wisconsin road conditions
  • Case study: The Problem is Defined, the Options are Known
  • TDA’s column: To gauge the public’s appetite for transportation fix, ask about costs AND benefits
  • TDA launches new podcast titled “On the Go”
  • Chris Klein column: Motorists understand the need for more road money
  • TDA Fly-in information

January 2019

  • Secretary Thompson on UPFRONT with Mike Gousha
  • Midwest states facing transportation funding choice
  • Good press from states that passed gas tax increases in prior years
  • TDA Fly-in information and other upcoming events

December 2018

  • TDA statement on Thompson appointment
  • Thompson farewell message to TDA members
  • TDA’s Wisconsin 12 Days of Christmas
  • TDA Fly-in information

November 2018

  • TDA Annual Meeting
  • Voters once again show support for transportation investment
  • More than 54 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving
  • Senate passes ballast water measure
  • Allison Bussler TDA’s 2018-2019 president

September/October 2018

  • TRIP Report: Wisconsin motorists lose $6.8 billion per year driving on rough, congested and outdated roads
  • Fall forums
  • New case studies
  • FAA reauthorization, waiting for president’s signature

August 2018

  • News coverage
  • August case studies
  • 96% of state lawmakers who voted for gas tax increase win ’18 primaries
  • Fall forums

July 2018

  • Majority of Wisconsin voters say roads in fair or poor condition
  • Eau Claire County enacts $30 wheel tax
  • Wisconsin’s roads: Failing to plan costs us more than money, it costs us time
  • Great Lakes shipping supports 237,000 jobs

June 2018

  • Rough Road Tour continues in Eau Claire and Marathon counties
  • TDA case study: Spending problem or revenue problem?
  • AAA predicts new Independence Day holiday travel record
  • Other JFI media coverage

May 2018

  • 2018 Fly-in to DC recap and thanks to sponsors
  • La Crosse County Rough Road Tour
  • Detour: Wisconsin farmers cope with new bridge restrictions
  • Other JFI media coverage
  • Policy Forum releases report on wheel tax, generates news coverage around state

April 2018

  • 2018 Fly-in to DC
  • Just Fix It update
  • Association notes

March 2018

  • 2018 Fly-in to DC
  • Thompson: Wisconsin’s roads crumble while difficult decisions are delayed
  • Congress passes 2018 Omnibus bill
  • New TRIP report highlights high rate of fatal crashes involving elderly
  • INFRA grants to be announced in June, hopefully
  • 2017 traffic at record levels in US, Wisconsin

February 2018

  • 2018 Fly-in to DC
  • Recent media coverage
  • Tolling in the news
  • Madison Metro struggles to make capital replacements and plan for future, funding the issue
  • New gas tax to raise nearly $150 million in 2018 to Fix SC’s crumbling roads
  • Congress reaches two-year budget deal
  • Trump infrastructure investment plan released
  • AEM Poll: 81% want Congress to pass infrastructure bill in 2018

January 2018

  • 2018 Fly-in to DC
  • Recent media coverage
  • Possible outline of Trump infrastructure package surfaces

December 2017

  • Recent media coverage
  • Fiscal Bureau: Foxconn roads could draw $134 million from other state highway projects
  • Record-breaking 107 million Americans to celebrate holidays away from home

November 2017

  • Local governments are stepping up to address crumbling roads
  • Recent media coverage
  • Iowa, Nebraska road projects see boost from gas tax increase
  • Voters overwhelmingly support transportation investment
  • Congress’s 12 days of Christmas
  • Trucking industry says gas tax increase is the only way to pay for infrastructure

October 2017

  • TDA’s Craig Thompson Column: Wisconsinites deserve better roads
  • Recent media coverage
  • Support improvement of Highway 23 Corridor
  • State and local officials are asked to complete survey on highway maintenance workforce issues
  • Tom Bressner TDA’s 2017-2018 President

September 2017

  • Thank you for your support
  • Recent media coverage
  • Annual Meeting recap

August 2017

  • TDA Annual Meeting
  • Recent media coverage
  • New national poll shows overwhelming support for infrastructure spending
  • Congress will likely need more time to finish appropriations process

July 2017

  • A conservative case for a gas tax hike by Dave Prosser
  • Recent media coverage
  • Oregon legislature passes $5.3 billion transportation funding bill
  • With funding in place, Indiana kicks off 20-year transportation plan
  • And South Carolina launches 10-year plan to rebuild the state’s highway system

June 2017

  • TDA Poll: Wisconsinites overwhelmingly oppose delaying critical interstate projects in Milwaukee
  • TDA factsheets highlight significant issues
  • Recent media coverage
  • Over 250 House members sign letter seeking long-term fix to Highway Trust Fund
  • West Virginia Legislature passes $135 million annual transportation funding bill

May 2017

  • May 10th Capitol day
  • TDA Just Fix It factsheet: how Wisconsin’s transportation funding challenge affects more than just roads
  • Recent media coverage
  • 2018 Trump budget and infrastructure plan
  • South Carolina fifth state to raise gas tax this year

April 2017

  • May 10th Capitol day
  • TDA Just Fix It factsheet highlights states that have stepped up to fund transportation
  • Recent media coverage
  • Business coalition: I-94 East-West a vital economic connection
  • Trump tax plan silent on transportation funding

March 2017

  • Poor road conditions, less funding proposed
  • Recent media coverage
  • States continue to look for ways to fund transportation
  • U.S. infrastructure rated a D+
  • Trump’s budget cuts transportation by 13 percent
  • April 24th economic forum in Milwaukee
  • May 10th Capitol day

February 2017

  • TDA issues audit fact sheet
  • Recent media coverage
  • $2 billion needed to repair Wisconsin bridges
  • Indiana House Republicans pass gas tax increase
  • Us traffic continues to grow, sets new record
  • Trump infrastructure plan likely to take a backseat until 2018

January 2017

  • WisDOT audit won’t close $1 billion funding gap
  • Good news on revenue front, framework for possible deal
  • Recent media coverage
  • Tennessee’s Republican governor seeks gas tax hike as part of plan to build economy
  • Indiana: Transportation a top budget issue, $1.2 billion plan proposed
  • Report identifies almost $1 trillion in needed transportation investment

December 2016

  • Transportation hearing highlights the high cost of doing nothing
  • Just Fix It update
  • Holiday travel to reach highest level on record according to AAA
  • Federal continuing resolution keeps funds flowing through April 28th
  • Congress passes water bill

November 2016

  • Transportation hearing
  • Trump nominates former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be Transportation Secretary
  • Dave Brose TDA’s 2016-2017 President
  • Just Fix It update

October 2016

  • TDA November 15th Annual Meeting
  • Just Fix It coverage and news
  • New Jersey 17th state to increase revenue since 2013
  • Congress passed continuing resolution, extends federal funding

September 2016

  • Just Fix It coverage and news

August 2016

  • Just Fix It coverage and news

July 2016

  • Just Fix It coverage and news
  • A transportation fact check

June 2016

  • Governor Walker to WisDOT: Minimize Southeast Wisconsin projects
  • Just Fix It coverage and news
  • Interstate at 60 showing its age
  • Lawmakers near deal on FAA reauthorization as deadline looms
  • AAA projects record-breaking July 4th travel

May 2016

  • Just Fix It meeting coverage
  • Sheboygan County floats plan to implement .5% sales tax for roads
  • Senate approves FAA reauthorization bill
  • FASTLANE grant requests greatly exceed funds available

April 2016

  • Just Fix It update
  • TDA regional meetings
  • Interstate 94 east-west opponents file petitions against expansion
  • Legislators call citizens to action on Highway 23
  • Proposal for new railroad line around Chicago

March 2016

  • Just Fix It update
  • In Business Blog: Common sense prevails
  • FAA authorization likely extended four months
  • The cost of congestion
  • Coalition working to connect Chippewa Valley via rail