Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Seal of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1967
Preceding agencies
Jurisdiction Wisconsin
Headquarters Madison, Wisconsin
Agency executive
Parent agency State of Wisconsin
Website http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is a governmental agency of the U.S. state of Wisconsin responsible for planning, building and maintaining the state's highways.[2] It is also responsible for planning transportation in the state relating to rail, including passenger rail, public transit, freight water transport and air transport, including partial funding of the Milwaukee-to-Chicago Hiawatha Service provided by Amtrak.[3]

The Wisconsin DOT is made up of three executive offices and five divisions organized according to transportation function. WisDOT's main office is located at Hill Farms State Transportation Building in Madison, and it maintains regional offices throughout the state.


The department was founded in 1967 with the merger of the Wisconsin Highway Commission, Wisconsin Aeronautics Commission and Wisconsin State Patrol.[4]

Wisconsin DOT divisions[5]

  • Business management (DBM)
  • Motor vehicles (DMV)
  • Transportation investment management (DTIM)
  • Transportation system development (DTSD)
  • Wisconsin State Patrol (DSP)

See also


  1. Mark Gottlieb, P.E., secretary
  2. Wisconsin Department of Transportation (September 16, 2010). "Department overview".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Connections 2030: Wisconsin's long-range transportation plan
  4. Department overview
  5. Organizational structure

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