WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Kentucky woman who died when a semitrailer went off a bridge, down a cliff and into a Wisconsin lake.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is getting $11.3 million in federal funding to improve public transportation.
The funds will go toward four projects intended to replace old buses and improve service for riders throughout the state, especially in rural areas, Wisconsin Public Radio reported .
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy rain flooded streets and highways in southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin, closing schools and challenging motorists to find new routes.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation closed U.S. Highway 12 in both directions southeast of Eau Claire early Wednesday. The intense rain also temporarily closed a section of Interstate 90 in southeast Minnesota overnight Tuesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin transportation officials are now accepting orders for two new specialty license plates.
One plate features the 4-H Foundation. The plate features the 4-H's signature green four-leaf clover and the message "Empowering our Youth" beneath the license numbers.
The other plate touts the Musky Clubs Alliance. It features the image of a musky leaping out of the license code. "Musky Club Alliance" is printed below the code.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Buildings destroyed by a natural gas explosion in Wisconsin will be removed at the end of the month.
The July 10 blast in Sun Prairie destroyed six businesses, one home and killed volunteer firefighter Capt. Cory Barr, Wisconsin State Journal reported.
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is promising a speedy reconstruction of the downtown Sun Prairie streets that were damaged in the deadly explosion on July 10.
Dozens of business owners and citizens attended a meeting at City Hall Thursday evening where DOT officials discussed the preliminary plans in place to reconstruct the damaged streets.
DOT Secretary Dave Ross told the crowd that the repairs could begin as soon as the area is cleared of debris.
MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — An electric utility company is asking for regulatory approval to build a $196 million gas pipeline near the Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing complex in southeastern Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin transportation officials are growing concerned about risky behavior by drivers and pedestrians as the number of pedestrian fatalities increased last year, mirroring a national trend.
The state saw almost 60 pedestrian deaths in 2017, compared with about 50 in 2016, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported .
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is getting about five times less from the federal government in transportation money than it requested.
The news further complicates reaching a deal on road funding that has stalled passage of a state budget. The budget is nearly two months late.
LAKE MILLS, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says 13 people have been injured in three crashes in Jefferson County.
The agency says the crashes occurred Saturday. A driver lost control of a vehicle on I-94, collided with a guard rail and came to a rest unharmed.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Audit Committee hearing on Wisconsin Department of Transportation (all times local):
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation would have to account for inflation in its cost estimates for highway projects under a bill by the Legislature's Audit Committee.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross promised lawmakers Tuesday he will improve the agency's operations in the wake of a scathing audit and criticism from policy makers who are wrestling with whether to raise taxes to plug a projected $1 billion shortfall.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Department of Transportation audit (all times local):
One of the leaders of the Legislature's audit committee is calling a highly critical audit of the state Department of Transportation a "roadmap for improvement."
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Highlights of a Legislative Audit Bureau report on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, released Thursday:
— BAD ESTIMATES: The audit found that DOT badly underestimated costs of completed and ongoing major state highway projects. The cost of 19 completed projects over the past decade was $1.5 billion, or twice as much as the initial estimates. Sixteen ongoing projects are estimated to cost $5.8 billion, which is $3.1 billion above the original estimates.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Major highway projects over the past decade have cost twice as much as the Wisconsin Department of Transportation initially estimated, and the agency could do more to control expenses, according to a highly critical audit released Thursday.
The much-anticipated Legislative Audit Bureau report comes as the agency faces a nearly $1 billion budget shortfall and Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans who control the Legislature are sparring over how to solve it.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Transportation officials say traffic deaths rose in Wisconsin in 2016 by nearly 6 percent.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation released preliminary statistics on Tuesday showing the state ended 2016 with 588 traffic deaths. That was 33 more than in 2015 and 40 more than the five-year average.
Officials say traffic deaths in 2016 were the highest since 2012 when 601 people died on Wisconsin roads.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's budget request, which heavily relies on borrowing money and delaying major highway projects, amounts to a disinvestment in the state's roads, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers said in a rare show of bipartisanship Tuesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Assembly committee hearing on Wisconsin roads (all times local):
The Republican chairman of the Legislature's budget committee says the proposed Wisconsin Department of Transportation budget for the next two years is essentially a divestment in roads.