Wisconsin DOT recognised as leader in real-time traffic analytics


Data analytics and real-time traffic analytics were just two of the areas in which Wisconsin DOT was recently recognised as a national leader by the Center for Digital Government in its 2020 Digital States Survey.

The survey benchmarks state governments’ use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity and reach policy goals.WisDOT is recognized for excelling in numerous areas. These include digital use of driver license renewal and vehicle registration renewal, data analytics, and real-time traffic analytics.

WisDOT was noted for two specific accomplishments. First, WisDOT’s Division of Motor Vehicle’s (DMV) new Partner programme, implemented in 2019, helps car dealers improve business processes and records management. Another accomplishment is the statewide deployment of project development software for construction design review. This improves collaboration between WisDOT and stakeholders.

The Center for Digital Government also evaluated WisDOT’s priorities for enhancing transportation and motor vehicles in the coming years. WisDOT’s goals include coordinating and analyzing connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) technology implications, adding more online DMV services, and implementing geographic information system (GIS) applications and tools.​

“WisDOT’s efforts to advance business processes, records management and collaboration between our divisions and our stakeholders has put WisDOT among the best in the country,” Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “Designing and implementing advanced digital technology takes place behind the scenes. It’s this work by dedicated state employees and partners that improves the lives of our customers.”

Wisconsin has maintained an A- in the Center for Digital Government’s rankings since 2016 and has continually improved in digital innovation for over a decade. Within four years, Wisconsin went from C+ rating to A-. Criteria in the Digital States Survey, conducted every two years, is that a state must demonstrate very strong innovation, high performing solutions with verifiable impact across all categories.


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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).