"Transportation Moves Wisconsin" stopped in Superior

By KBJR News 1

April 15, 2014 Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has launched a new campaign to improve transportation in the state.

The "Transportation Moves Wisconsin" campaign made a stop in Superior Tuesday night, the third of nine stops.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary and other D.O.T. employees are traveling around Wisconsin to listen to the community's thoughts and concerns.

The new initiative allows citizens to provide feedback regarding the state's transportation needs.

Community members expressed concerns about how the initiative would be funded and what potential future projects would be in the area.

WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb says the feedback they receive will be important to the development of the next state transportation budget.

Wisconsin's transportation budget is currently at a 600 million dollar deficit.

Gottlieb says they need sustainable revenue to fix this for the future.

"We're looking for something that will be, you know, adequate meet our needs to support a safe and efficient transportation system and that will be sustainable going forward so they can solve this problem once and keep it solved," Gottlieb said.

WisDOT isn't making any recommendations to the state right now. They must finish the nine city meetings first which will wrap up on May 21. From there, they will read all the citizen's comments.

If people can't make it to the meetings, they can submit comments to the department through their website: www.wisconsindot.gov and click on the Transportation Moves Wisconsin logo.