Wisconsin's Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan, Connect 2050, focuses on addressing the state’s multimodal transportation needs through the year 2050.
A new plan for a new time
Connect 2050 is a new plan for a new time; a streamlined, user friendly document that utilizes innovative planning and data visualization techniques to guide Wisconsin’s transportation future. Associated technical reports, analysis, and modal-specific plans will exist alongside this plan, allowing Connect 2050 to stand alone as a visionary document that will guide overall transportation decision-making for Wisconsin. The plan is envisioned to provide all Wisconsinites, service providers, and stakeholders user-friendly access to useful information.
Public Involvement Plan (PIP)
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) published the Connect 2050 Public Involvement Plan (PIP) on February 11, 2020 for a 45-day public comment period, in compliance with federal regulation. The plan was posted to the wisconsindot.gov/Connect2050 webpage, announced in a press release, and posted on WisDOT’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
Over the 45-day comment period, the public submitted comments regarding the content of Connect 2050. These have been recorded for consideration during the plan’s development process. There were no comments related to the public involvement plan.
The Connect 2050 public involvement process originally outlined in the Public Involvement Plan has been updated to reflect the impacts of COVID-19. Pop-up events will not happen because the events themselves have been cancelled. WisDOT will be holding virtual and/or in-person public involvement meetings during the plan, as directed to follow group meeting protocols during the pandemic.
The Connect 2050 Public Involvement Plan mentions that WisDOT will leverage technology to increase participation in the planning process. WisDOT is expanding its virtual public involvement to include a series of stakeholder webinars, virtual public meetings, and a robust online presence to ensure the public has ample opportunities to participate. Additional information on upcoming public involvement events will be made available on this webpage and through WisDOT’s social media accounts.
WisDOT is committed to inclusivity throughout the planning process. Comments may continue to be submitted for consideration by WisDOT by writing, calling, or emailing:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Investment Management
4822 Madison Yards Way, 6th Floor South
P.O. Box 7913
Madison, WI 53707-7913
Phone: (608) 266-9495