The state’s transportation agency wants your opinion on railroads in Wisconsin. WiDOT is developing a statewide, long-range rail plan, the Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 (PDF), to address rail needs. “The information that we receive from the questionnaire will help us understand better what the public is interested in and what the top issues should be for the DOT and rail in Wisconsin,” says Aileen Switzer, DOT’s chief of statewide planning.
Switzer says the on-line survey allows residents to tell DOT with what they like – or dislike – about freight, passenger or commuter rail. The survey takes about five minutes to fill out. The D-O-T has also mailed the survey to a large range of businesses and the railroad industry. Later this year the agency will hold public hearings on the plan.