A peer exchange allows WisDOT staff to discuss key issues directly with experts and counterparts from other state transportation agencies. A typical event involves two to three days of facilitated discussion with six to eight invited guests and the same number of WisDOT personnel. Most peer exchanges include a report-out session to a larger number of WisDOT managers. A peer exchange is an ideal method to gain in-depth knowledge from practitioners who may have experience in a topic or process that is new to WisDOT.
Research program peer exchange
As a condition for receiving federal funds, the Federal Highway Administration requires state DOT’s to periodically conduct a peer exchange for the purpose of exchange of information or best practices to improve the program.
Topical peer exchanges
Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium
October 24-25, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin
The theme of the symposium was “Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Moving from Research to Implementation.”
Professionals in state and local government, private industry and academia spoke on key issues affecting the implementation of transportation research.
For more information and to view presentations from the symposium, visit the Mid-Con website.