What is a Transportation Synthesis Report?
Transportation Synthesis Reports (TSRs) provide WisDOT staff with a review of current practice and emerging trends on key issues, especially as they relate to the practices of transportation agencies in other states. A TSR may involve a survey of counterpart programs in other states, a review of information on DOT websites, a compilation of recent research or any of these combined. A WisDOT business area may use a TSR as a first step in evaluating processes, understanding business changes or identifying opportunities to improve practices.
How to request a TSR
WisDOT staff and managers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new TSR. WisDOT Research & Library staff require two to six weeks to compile a TSR, depending on complexity. In requesting a TSR, it is helpful to provide a basic topic description, the goal for the TSR (e.g., predict the impact of a new traffic law) and any likely sources for information (e.g., state & local law enforcement agencies).