Workshops & Training
Every year Wisconsin municipalities spend one billion dollars to repair and replace roads and bridges. There are nearly 100,000 miles of local roads in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Transportation Information Center was created in 1983 to help local highway officials manage their road systems and this huge road budget.
The Transportation Information Center offers training, publishes a newsletter (Crossroads) and technical bulletins, supports a pavement management system (WISLR) for local roads, and gives advice. It collects videos and printed materials which it loans or sends to local officials.
Bring a Workshop to You!
We offer scheduled workshops as well as those we can offer at your site in many subject areas including:
- Basic Surveying
- Highway Safety
- Road Maintenance
- Pavement Management (using WISLR)
- PASER (for road condition rating)
- Winter Road Maintenance
- Work Zone Traffic Control
Be Responsible for Good Communications
2013 - Fall
Public agencies are responsible for providing services and protecting public safety, and sharing information with the public is a fundamental part of that responsibility. Good communication is an important part of the job for people who manage local road and street operations. Communicating clearly and regularly with the public about policies or events helps set…
Study Shows Farm Equipment Rough on Roads
2012 - Winter
A study was launched in 2008 to shed light on the impact of farm equipment on roads, and study results appearing in the 2011 research report, Effects of Implements of Husbandry on Pavement Performance, demonstrated that the farm equipment tested causes more damage than a semi-truck. The report identifies actions to minimize pavement damage, and…
Good Gravel, Good Roads
2012 - Winter
Keeping gravel roads in good condition requires good design, quality materials, and attention to ongoing maintenance. A good gravel blend is a mixture of hard stone for strength and stability, porous sand for drainage, and silt or clay to bind the mix together. TIC?s Gravel Road Maintenance workshops explore cost-effective methods and cover topics that…