Kevin Keith http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MoDOT Director Stepping Down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-director-stepping-down <p>The director of the Missouri Department of Transportation has abruptly stepped down.</p><p>Kevin Keith submitted his resignation to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today. He'll take a medical leave of absence and retire on July 1.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:58:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 12648 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Director Stepping Down Morning headlines: January 23, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-january-23-2012 <p><strong>MoDOT Director: Wouldn&#39;t take public vote to rebuild I-70 using tolls</strong></p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:29:28 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 2912 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: January 23, 2012 Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-january-18-2012 <p><strong>Mo. lawmakers considering I-70 toll proposals</strong></p><p>Missouri Department of Transportation Director Kevin Keith told a panel of lawmakers Tuesday that changes to the interstate, such as widening it to six lanes, could create construction jobs and make the state more economically competitive. Keith said such improvements could cost as much as $4 billion.</p><p>Private companies would finance the project up front and collect tolls on I-70 between Kansas City and St. Louis.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:36:27 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 MoDot director says agency facing leaner 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-director-says-agency-facing-leaner-2012 <p>The head of the <a href="http://www.modot.org/">Missouri Department of Transportation </a>is hoping that 2012 will be a better year than this one. The agency had to make some pretty drastic budget decisions this year.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;It was hard,&quot; said MoDot Director&nbsp;Kevin Keith.&nbsp;&quot;You know, that was the first word that comes to mind. It was hard.&quot;</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:23:24 +0000 Bill Raack 2752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDot director says agency facing leaner 2012 MoDOT wants lawmakers to consider I-70/toll road proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-wants-lawmakers-consider-i-70toll-road-proposal <p>A joint House-Senate committee in Jefferson City heard a proposal today for rebuilding Interstate Highway 70 in Missouri and turning it into a toll road.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://modot.mo.gov/">MoDOT</a> <a href="http://modot.mo.gov/leadership/kevinkeith.htm">Director Kevin Keith </a>told&nbsp;the committee&nbsp;that charging tolls would provide the best opportunity to pay for rebuilding I-70.&nbsp; But he acknowledges that it may not be an easy sell&nbsp;to lawmakers. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:13:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT wants lawmakers to consider I-70/toll road proposal Transportation commissioners to consider MoDOT restructuring plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-commissioners-consider-modot-restructuring-plan <p>The <a href="http://modot.org/about/commission/index.htm">Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission</a> meets tomorrow to consider a proposal to restructure&nbsp;the <a href="http://modot.org/index.htm">Missouri Department of Transportation </a>(MoDOT)&nbsp;over the next five years.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The controversial plan calls for laying off 1,200 MoDOT workers, closing 135 facilities and selling off 740 pieces of equipment. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:02:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1382 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation commissioners to consider MoDOT restructuring plan Mo. faces highway funding shortfall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-faces-highway-funding-shortfall <p>Missouri&#39;s transportation director says the state is nearing a crisis in highway funding and may have to turn away federal dollars unless it comes up with more of its own money for roads.</p><p>Department Director <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/leadership/kevinkeith.htm">Kevin Keith</a> told The Associated Press on Monday the agency now believes it must make about $300 million in cost cuts to free up enough state money to match federal highway dollars over the next five years. The department last year had set a goal of $200 million of savings.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:41:41 +0000 The Associated Press 771 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. faces highway funding shortfall