For more than 85 years, the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association has served its members through state and federal advocacy, industry expertise, and a commitment to problem solving. Every day, WTBA works to build a stronger Wisconsin economy by ensuring sufficient, sustainable transportation funding, regulatory clarity, and projects that shape a safe and reliable transportation system for the entire state.Become A Member
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Contractors, engineers, design professionals and more have a seat at the table when it comes to multimillion dollar state infrastructure investments, plans, and projects thanks to WTBAWhy Join
Quotes from members
“There’s no doubt, WTBA is the foremost authority on transportation matters in Wisconsin. But it’s the people and relationship building that I appreciate most about the Association. Connections I’ve made over the last 30 years with staff and other contractors across the state are priceless.”
Parisi Construction CEO
WTBA’s beginnings are linked to a number of contractor-related groups that organized in 1902. They worked to promote highway building in Wisconsin at a time when the automobile was increasingly becoming an important and popular means of transportation. In 1939, after the consolidation of a number of these organizations, the Wisconsin Road Builders Association emerged as the primary trade association -- at the time named the Wisconsin Road Builders Association -- representing the interests of the highway construction industry. In the years and decades that followed, the WTBA (under its past WRBA moniker) successfully rallied against gas tax diversion, helped steer environmental regulations to both protect nature while ensuring workable job sites, and pushed for rules and laws that made roads safer for contractors and motorists alike. In 1998, the Association changed "road" to "transportation" in its name, seeking to encompass all aspects of the transportation construction industry WTBA represents. However, the overall mission and values remain: Help our members build the best transportation system in the country.
Wisconsin Transportation Industry By-The-Numbers
Our members' work has a tremendous impact on people every day all across Wisconsin
Miles of public roads
Projected freight on Wisconsin roads (2030)
Vehicle miles traveled (2021)
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