Madison Beltline Study - Public involvement

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People at meeting

Throughout the Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Study there are numerous opportunities to learn about the study, and for public involvement in the process.

This website provides current information concerning the study, Public Involvement Meeting (PIM) dates, and WisDOT study team contact information. Local media are also informed of PIM dates.

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Public Involvement Meetings (PIM), hearings and other meetings


At this time, WisDOT does not have any public meetings scheduled. The final series of PIMs for the PEL Study will be held when the PEL report is completed. 

Past meetings

A series of eight PIMs took place in November 2015. These meetings were held at various locations and times and presented the draft results of the screening of individual modal components and strategies developed since the 2014 PIMs.

View the handout, presentation and exhibits from the public involvement meetings in November 2015. Each meeting covered the same content.

Eight public involvement meetings took place in November and December 2014. These meetings presented the preliminary findings of how various transportation strategies may address Beltline needs.

News releases



Stakeholder committees were created for this study and are led by PEL Study team members.

  • Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
    • The PAC is comprised of local elected officials from the communities within the study limits.
  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
    • The TAC is comprised of municipality staff or representatives appointed by their community leaders.
  • Modal Expert Focus Groups
    • A focus group for transit and for bike and pedestrian facilities evaluation are both compromised of municipality staff and representatives of local interest groups.

Project comments

WisDOT welcomes project comments/suggestions. Please give us your comments/suggestions on this project, the project goals, transportation issues, study objectives and preliminary alternatives. Thank you for your interest and assistance with this important project.