WisDOT develops transportation plans in cooperation with the public, state and federal review agencies.
WisDOT offered a variety of statewide public involvement activities and options throughout the entire
Connections 2030 planning process. Activities included public meetings, newsletters, surveys and focus groups.
Plan development process
Development of Connections 2030 included a comprehensive, four-phase process to gather early input into the scope of the draft plan, as well as review and feedback on the detail of the individual policies and theme chapters.
survey(1 MB) [This is a large file and may
take several minutes to download] - A statewide telephone survey was completed in the spring of 2004. Over 1,000 Wisconsin residents participated in the survey.
Pre-draft plan development outreach efforts focused on obtaining feedback through consultation with environment resource agencies and tribal governments having a historic interest in Wisconsin.
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users
(SAFETEA-LU) requires state transportation agencies to consult with environmental resource agencies and tribal governments when preparing long-range transportation plans. WisDOT consulted with environmental resource agencies and tribal governments to inform them about the draft plan policies and to get their feedback. This consultation process included a discussion of mitigation
strategies. Also, transportation plans were compared to conservation plans and maps and databases of natural and historic resources (see
Chapter 14, System-Plan Environmental Evaluation, for a discussion of the plan
WisDOT also consulted with Wisconsin’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning commissions in the development of the statewide
system-level priority corridors.
Comments received from these discussions were used to further develop and refine the draft plan.
Environmental resource agency consultation
WisDOT held three separate consultation meetings with representatives of many environmental resource agencies.
Phase 3 began with the release of the Connections 2030 draft plan for public comment. The public review period began on November 10, 2008 and continued through March 13, 2009. WisDOT
received more than 1,200 comments. A number of appropriate and
feasible revisions were made to the plan.
WisDOT also made minor changes to improve readability, correct punctuation and grammatical errors, and update data in tables and charts. These changes are not highlighted.
MB) summarizing the Phase 3 draft plan outreach is available.
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Last modified: June 2, 2010