2018 TRB National Access Management Conference

WisDOT is hosting the Transportation Research Board's 12th National Access Management Conference on
July 17-19, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. The theme is: 

Access Management: On Every Road, For Every One

The conference will cover the following topics:

Fundamentals: · Overview · Mobility vs. access · Safety · Operations · Public involvement · Process applications · Economics · Technical assistance · Training · Computer applications

Design: · Geometrics · Complete streets · Urban versus rural · Complete streets · Vehicles · Pedestrians · Bicycles · Transit · Research

Land use: · Business effects · Access integration · Case studies · Planning · Development · Corridor studies · Subdivisions · Traffic impacts · Zoning

Legal: · Legislative policy · Access regulations · Municipal law · Local ordinances · Case law · Real estate appraisals · Future development risk                                Interstate 41 - WIS 29/32 interchange, Green Bay, Wis.

In addition, a one-day seminar on July 18 has been specifically designed for local officials who have an access management role in their jobs and may also have interactions with WisDOT staff. It will cover these topics:

  • Access management: What is it? What are the goals and benefits? How do we accomplish it (techniques)?
  • Access management principles, practices and resources
  • Legal aspects (Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules)
  • Planning
  • Highway design and case studies
  • Permitting

Updated 5/21/18 View conference brochure and agenda.

Registration and sponsorship

Please register as soon as possible! The cost for the entire conference is $395. The cost of the one-day seminar is $160. Registration fees include continental breakfasts, lunches and breaks.

Register for Full Conference or One-Day Seminar (you will be leaving WisDOT's website)

Please contact Ben Jordan bjordan@wisc.edu (608) 265-4478 for information on becoming a conference sponsor.

Hotel information

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
1 West Dayton StreetCapitol
Madison, WI 53703

Group Code: #494924
Reservations Link
Reserve by: June 19, 2018

(608) 294-3016
(800) 356-8293
(608) 257-6000

Email: info@concoursehotel.com

Accommodations include: airport shuttle from/to Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)


Please contact:

​Mike Roach
Statewide Access Engineer
(608) 516-6340

​Bob Fasick
State RIght-of-Way Permits Engineer
(608) 266-3438

Related information may be found on the TRB Access Management website.

Come to the conference - Make it a vacation!

The Madison area offers so much to see and do especially in the summer. Please see the links below for additional information.


Nearby attractions are also just a short drive away such as Frank Lloyd Wright's TaliesinThe House on the Rock, and Wisconsin Dells (The Waterpark Capital of the World).

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