Research and Library

New RFP posted

The WisDOT Research Program posted the following RFP on September 7, 2016.

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For more information, visit the For Researchers page.

The WisDOT Research and Library Services Unit provides access to research and information on a range of transportation topics to develop usable solutions to specific problems. From multi-year applied research projects to rapid response information gathering, we provide services across the entire department.

Upcoming Event

Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium
October 24-25, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin

The theme this year is “Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Moving from Research to Implementation.”

Join professionals in state and local government, private industry and academia to learn about the key issues affecting the implementation of transportation research.

For more information, visit the Mid-Con website.


The WisDOT Research Program includes three major program components:

  • WisDOT established the Wisconsin Highway Research Program (WHRP) in 1998 in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discover better ways to design, build and reconstruct the state's highways and bridges.
  • The department’s Policy Research Program funds projects that focus on safety, operations, policy, financing, planning, economy, environment and other factors.
  • WisDOT also participates in projects that allow states to pool research funding through the Transportation Pooled Fund Program with other federal, state, local and private agencies to undertake larger research projects with a focus on specific topics or geographic locations.

To contact Research staff, please email


The WisDOT Library includes resources covering all modes of transportation. The library provides services to WisDOT staff. Others with specific transportation-related questions may contact the library via email.

Address and contact information:

4802 Sheboygan Avenue
Room 100A
P.O. Box 7910
Madison, WI 53707-7910

(608)264-8142 (voice)
(608)261-6306 (fax)