The Road Ahead: MAP-21

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) sets clear performance management goals for Metropolitan Planning Organization.

At the heart of the goals is an emphasis on establishing consistent performance measurements and creating goals and targets based on these …


What’s So Special About Water Reclamation?

water reclamation infographic from UW-Madison Water reclamation is vital to public health and recovering essential environmental resources, impacting the lives of Americans everyday.

Besides being important to our well-being, water reclamation is a capital-intensive industry that encompasses a number of technical and engineering disciplines. Water …


What’s Positive Train Control?

A photo of a passenger train.
Click the image to learn more about PTC.

American rail systems are essentially safe.

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there has been a 14 percent decrease in the number of train accidents in the country between 2014 and November


Peterson: Demand For Rail Workers Growing

an infographic about railroadsMore baby boomer-aged rail workers are retiring, and at the same time, more rail projects are popping up.

The result?

“The gap in the railroad industry of need compared to available talent is widening, since many experienced people in the …


Effects Of Winter Driving In Wisconsin

a view from the inside of a car windshield on a snowy day

Winter is a big deal, and driving in winter conditions is one of the most important concerns of the season.

In the last five years, Wisconsin has averaged over 18,600 motor vehicle crashes during the winter months when roads are


What’s It Like To Take A Rail Course at UW-Madison?

For 30 years, UW-Madison has been offering courses for railroad professionals. Many of these courses are delivered in Madison, Wis., while others take place in cities such as Chicago and Philadelphia.

UW-Madison recently offered a railway bridge course in Madison, …


UW Certificate Helps Melgoza Launch Her Own Business

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Paulina Melgoza found UW-Madison at just the right time. Her former employer was struggling to find local commissioning providers, and she wanted to find training so she could do the job herself. Now, she runs her own business.

Melgoza, who …


U.S. Bridges Aren’t Falling Down

Check out this graphic to find out how many deficient bridges Wisconsin has.
Nearly 10 percent of Wisconsin’s bridges are considered structurally deficient. Click here to read more.

The U.S. has been improving its bridges for decades, despite reports of crumbling infrastructure, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Journal reported May 22 …


Engineering Jobs That Pay More Than $110,000

Find out which engineering jobs pay more than $110,000 a year.
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Engineers are some of the highest paid working professionals. Is your job among them?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has found 22 engineering careers that pay more than $110,000 per year–with the median salary …



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