Policy Research Program

​​The WisDOT Policy Research Program promotes and funds research that addresses planning, operations, safety, finance, economic impacts, environmental issues and other policy aspects of all transportation modes and all agency operations, including for the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Division of State Patrol.

​Please visit the Wisconsin Digital Archives​ or contact staff at research@dot.wi.gov for research published before FFY 2014.

​​Completed research

Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date


​Identifying Highly Correlated Variables Relating to the Potential Causes of Reportable Wisconsin Traffic Crashes

Final reportResearch brief


​Motorcycle Licensing and Safety

Final report


​Copper Naphthenate Treatment Usage in Wood Sign Posts

Final report


​Materials Laboratory Design Guidelines


​Vehicle Registration Compliance in Wisconsin

Final reportResearch brief



Policy research program ​contact
Diane Gurtner (608) 267-1842