No matter what direction you look, the state of Wisconsin roads is not good. Wisconsin's roads are the third worst in the nation and the potholes and other problems that plague them cost drivers in some cities almost twice the national average in repairs and associated costs, according to a new study of the state's highway system. The numbers mark a dramatic decline in road quality.
Please join us at the February First Friday Forum where we are proud to welcome Transportation Secretary Dave Ross. Secretary Ross will share his vision for the future of Wisconsin roads.
Dave Ross was appointed by Governor Scott Walker to serve as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) beginning in January 2017. WisDOT is one of the largest state agencies, with about 3,500 employees and an annual budget of more than $3.5 billion. The department supports all modes of transportation, including state highways, local roads, railroads, public transit systems, airports, harbors and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. In addition, the department includes the Division of Motor Vehicles which serves about 50,000 customers each day, and the Division of State Patrol that enforces laws and assists motorists throughout the state.
Secretary Ross first joined Governor Walker's cabinet in January 2011 as Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services. DSPS is responsible to help ensure the safe and competent practice of licensed professionals in Wisconsin, while enforcing laws that support safe and sanitary conditions in public and private buildings.