Public involvement is a critical component of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT’s) freight transportation planning process. A robust, inclusive public participation process educates the public about Wisconsin’s freight transportation system while ensuring that the interests and needs of Wisconsin’s citizens and business interests are represented in the planning process.
Public involvement for the State Freight Plan consists of opportunities for public review and comment with state and federal environmental resource agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning commissions, tribes, and stakeholders. In addition, public meetings and public hearings enabled the general public to participate and provide feedback.
This engagement facilitated a dialogue between WisDOT, the general public and stakeholders to identify the critical issues facing the state’s freight system and develop policies to address these issues.
Final draft public hearings
WisDOT announced the release of the
final draft of its State Freight Plan and System-plan Environmental Evaluation (SEE). The final draft SFP and SEE were available for comment until January 23, 2017. WisDOT conducted three public hearings - December 13 in Green Bay (De Pere), December 14 in West Allis, and December 15 in Madison - to give stakeholders and the general public an opportunity to provide testimony on the final draft plan.
Public involvement meetings (Draft State Freight Plan)
WisDOT held five public involvement meetings, one in each WisDOT region, to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the Draft State Freight Plan and provide feedback on the content.
Development of the State Freight Plan began in 2015 and was completed in 2017. The plan was submitted to U.S. DOT for approval in October 2017.
WisDOT Bureau of Planning and Economic Development
PO Box 7913
Madison, WI 53707-7913
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