MILWAUKEE COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(MCDOT)

 

 

   

 Effective January 1, 2012, the Department of Transportation and Public Works, will be referred to as the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). 

 

OUR MISSION: The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation takes great pride in the quality service it delivers to the citizens of Milwaukee County.  The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation is committed to providing excellence in the construction and maintenance of the physical infrastructure that provides for the public's health and safety. The Department is also committed to protecting the environment while enhancing the quality of life and ensuring that Milwaukee County continues to be a desirable place in which to live and conduct business.

 

DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW

 

The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is a diverse Department charged with developing and maintaining Milwaukee County's vast infrastructure needs based on the diverse talent and qualifications of its staff. There are five distinct divisions within the Department and each is charged with a unique role in serving the needs of the County. The Department consists of the Director's Office, the Transportation Services Section, Highway Maintenance, Fleet Management and Transit Services  The Director manages the Department and is assisted by the Director of Administration.

 

 

VISION STATEMENT 

 

 

Commitment to our mission provides a safe environment by promoting mobility and accessibility to the citizens of Milwaukee County and its visitors while enhancing the quality of life and promoting economic prosperity for all. As a recognized public works leader, we strive to continuously improve our operations in order to provide value, knowledge and expertise within the context of a sustainable environment.

 

CORE VALUES AND OPERATING PRINCIPLES

 

  • Customer Service- We measure the quality of our services by the satisfaction of those we serve.

  • Excellence- We aim to excel in all that we do and continually strive to do better.

  • Teamwork- We build organizational strength through cooperation and collaboration with others.

  • Integrity- We dedicate ourselves to the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct in serving our customers and working with others.

  • Accountability- We are personally responsible and accountable for "doing what we were hired to do."

  • Value- We strive for ways to improve processes that make our job more efficient and reduce costs to taxpayers.

  • Selflessness- We do whatever it takes to get the job done.

  • Diversity- We respect and value the differences of others and realize that taking diversity into considertion leads to cohesiveness and unity.

  • Innovation- We accept change as an opportunity to find better ways to accomplish our mission.

  • Adaptability- We are open and flexible to changing priorities, strategies, procedures and methods.

  • Commitment- We are dedicated to the delivery of high-quality and responsive services.


 

 

 

 

 DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET OVERVIEW

 

 

According to the July 2010 Budget Preview performed by the Public Policy Forum, the  Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) represented 3% of Milwaukee County's overall tax levy in 2010. For 2011, the Milwaukee County Adopted Budget appropriates expenditures of $232,512,202, revenues of $217, 548,796 and $14, 963, 406 in tax levy to the MCDOT.  MCDOT's portion of the tax levy represents only 5.5% of the entire tax levy for Milwaukee County. This is especially significant when considering that the Department accounts for 21% of the County's overall expenditures. These figures exclude the Airport since their operation is a net tax levy neutral budget.


The largest tax levy component within MCDOT is the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS). Separating out the MCTS budget would result in a net tax levy decrease of $2.6 million to MCDOT.  Both MCDOT and MCTS continually strive to balance the needs of the transit user, employers whose employees rely on a dependable transit system and the tax payer.

 

MCDOT's revenues are generated by a variety of sources including state and federal aids and general obligaion bond revenues (largely in the Architectural, Engineering and Environmental Services section) for capital improvement projects. MCDOT continues to pursue additional outside revenues that will further its goals and provide tax levy savings to the County.

 

 

COMMUNITY & REGIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

 

 

The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)  contributes to the Countrywide and regional economy in two important ways- providing jobs and creating tax base. Whether it is through the improvements to county infrastructure, which includes road design and construction, or county building improvements,  MCDOT provides job opportunities of all kinds, from professional to the skilled trades. MCDOT contracts its $73.2 million woth of services out to approximately 700 vendors annually. The Department works closely with the Office of Disadvantaged Business Partners to ensure everyone in our community is involved in these opportunities. Involving our business partners in the community and investing in critical infrastructure results in direct economic impacts to Milwaukee County and the region by supporting job growth, and improving and maintaining infrastructure that serves as a backbone to area businesses.

 

The MCDOT continues to create additional tax base within the region through the sale or lease of County-owned property at the County Grounds, Park East Corridor and former 440th Air Force Refueling Base. The MCDOT has achieved success in some of these areas and is poised to assist in the creation of tax base generating developments in the coming year and beyond. As with job creation opportunities from construction projects, the sale of county-owned land to new or expanding businesses is vital to the economic future of the community and region as a whole.

 

 

Milwaukee County consists of 19 municipalities: Click here to FIND YOUR MUNICIPALITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Municipalities

The MCDOT partners with all 19 municipal partners to address a number of infrastructure needs related to road repair and maintenance, airport operations, and transportation planning.

 

Businesses

The MCDOT works with businesses looking to expand in or locate to Milwaukee.

 

Commercial Business Districts

The MCDOT works with commercial corridors to ensure roads are designed to maximize customer access and are accessible under all conditions.

 

Contractors

The MCDOT works with contractors to ensure that the improvement and repair of infrastructure is cost effective and of the highest quality.

 

Disadvantage Business Enterprises

The MCDOT is committed to growth of small business in Milwaukee County, and supports the participation of DBEs on projects.

 

If you are interested in contracting opportunities, please visit the: Milwaukee County Business Opportunity Portal  

 

  
  BUILDING A FOUNDATION OF EXCELLENCE

 

Brian Dranzik, Director of Transportation

Department of Transportation

2711 West Wells Street, Suite 300

Milwaukee, WI  53208

Phone: 414-278-4952

Fax: 414-223-1899

brian.dranzik@milwaukeecountywi.gov

 

James Martin, Director of Administration

Department of Transportation

Director's Office

2711 West Wells Street, Suite 300

Milwaukee, WI  53208

Phone: 414-278-4187

Fax: 414-223-1899

james.martin@milwaukeecountywi.gov

 

Barry Bateman, Airport Director

Department of Transportation

Airport Division

5300 South Howell Avenue

Milwaukee, WI  53207

Phone: (414) 747-5331

FAX: (414) 747-4525

barry.bateman@mitchellairport.com

 

Dan Goeden, Fleet Director

Department of Transportation

Fleet Management Division

10320 Watertown Plank Rd.

Wauwatosa, WI  53226

Phone: 414-257-6578

daniel.goeden@milwaukeecountywi.gov 

  

Clark Wantoch, Director of Highway Operations

Milwaukee County

Department of Transporation

Highway Division

2711 West Wells Street, Suite 300

Milwaukee, WI  53208

Phone: (414) 278-4823

FAX: (414) 223-1899

clark.wantoch@milwaukeecountywi.gov