toll road http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Still no love for toll roads as special transportation panel meets in Columbia http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/still-no-love-toll-roads-special-transportation-panel-meets-columbia-0 <p>A panel created by the Missouri House to review the state&#39;s transportation needs met Monday in Columbia.</p><p>Most of the testimony heard by the Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri&#39;s Transportation Needs centered on improving the state&#39;s highways, and whether those improvements should include a toll road -- be it I-70 or another major highway. &nbsp;Bob Gilbert with the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce told the panel that the state should also upgrade U.S. Highway 50.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:34:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4087 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Still no love for toll roads as special transportation panel meets in Columbia Mo. Senate opts for highway study over I-70 toll road debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-opts-highway-study-over-i-70-toll-road-debate <p>It appears unlikely that Missouri lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would turn Interstate Highway 70 into a toll road.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem21.htm">Senate Transportation Chairman Bill Stouffer </a>(R, Napton) says the proposal has gotten a lot of negative feedback.</p><p>&ldquo;We had excellent hearings this year, but it became very clear that until we raise the awareness of the public and the need in the public that we would be spinning our wheels to move any further,&quot; Stouffer said.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 19:54:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate opts for highway study over I-70 toll road debate Nixon: voters should decide on tolls along I-70 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-voters-should-decide-tolls-along-i-70 <p>Gov. Jay Nixon says voters should decide whether to install <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-wants-lawmakers-consider-i-70toll-road-proposal">tolls along Interstate 70</a>, though he would not say if he supports the idea.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:39:56 +0000 The Associated Press 3047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon: voters should decide on tolls along I-70 MoDOT Director: Toll roads only option if state wants to rebuild I-70 right now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-director-toll-roads-only-option-if-state-wants-rebuild-i-70-right-now <p>The head of the <a href="http://modot.gov/">Missouri Department of Transportation</a> says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now.</p><p><a href="http://modot.gov/leadership/kevinkeith.htm">MoDOT&nbsp;Director Kevin Keith</a>&nbsp;told a gathering of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber&nbsp;of Commerce and&nbsp;Industry&nbsp;</a>Thursday that converting I-70 to a toll road could have short-term benefits, namely, job creation. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:45:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2951 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Director: Toll roads only option if state wants to rebuild I-70 right now 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