The Wisconsin Department of Transportation today launched its first episode of Transportation Connects Us, the agency’s new podcast.

In the first episode, Gov. Tony Evers and WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson discuss what the governor heard from residents about transportation needs, challenges of meeting Wisconsin’s demand for better roads and the importance of ongoing, sustainable funding.

The episode is available here:

“What we’ve set is the opportunity to really make some significant investments in our transportation system,” Evers said during the discussion about the 2019-2021 budget.

Thompson talks about a new pilot program to streamline the delivery of local bridge improvements throughout the state.

This monthly podcast series will focus on transportation issues, including transportation safety, engineering, multi-modal investments and DMV topics.