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Technology and Research to Overcome Challenges to State and Federal Transportation Systems

Mark Gottlieb, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Thursday, May 5th
9:30 – 9:45 am
Room 7970

Presentation Synopsis

Mark Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Mark Gottlieb

Mr. Gottlieb will discuss the State of Wisconsin’s comprehensive transportation system and key challenge we face as a state and nation in addressing transportation needs. Mr. Gottlieb will emphasize technological innovations to complete improvement projects efficiently while meeting public safety goals. He will also discuss the federal Strategic Highway Research Program (SHARP2) and Wisconsin Highway Research Program.

Speaker Profile

Mark Gottlieb was appointed by Governor Scott Walker to serve as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) beginning in January 2011. WisDOT is one of the largest state agencies, with 3,500 employees and an annual budget of more than $3.5 billion. The department supports all modes of transportation, including state highways, local roads, railroads, public transit systems, airports, harbors, bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The department includes the Division of State Patrol which enforces laws and aids motorists throughout the state, and the Division of Motor Vehicles that serves 50,000 people each day.

Secretary Gottlieb represented the 60th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Legislature from 2003-2011 and prior to that, served as an alderman and mayor in the city of Port Washington. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Secretary Gottlieb holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.