MoDOT http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Transportation Commissioners Approve Final Transportation Tax Project List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-transportation-commissioners-approve-final-transportation-tax-project-list <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri transportation commissioners have approved a list of projects totalling $4.8 billion that would be funded by a 0.75 percent sales tax that voters will decide next month.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:38:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37926 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Transportation Commissioners Approve Final Transportation Tax Project List MoDOT Makes St. Louis Roadway Alerts More User-Friendly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-makes-st-louis-roadway-alerts-more-user-friendly <p></p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation is making its roadway alert system more customizable.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.gatewayguide.com/"><u>Gateway Guide</u></a> alerts travelers via email or text about road closures, lane closures, or traffic problems on particular roads.</p><p>The updated system lets users select specific sections of state roads or highways for their alerts. Users can also monitor routes based on the day of the week or time of day.</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 19:03:21 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 35837 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Makes St. Louis Roadway Alerts More User-Friendly Missouri Senate Scales Back Transportation Sales Tax Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-scales-back-transportation-sales-tax-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to create a temporary sales tax to fund transportation needs around the state, but not before scaling it back.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:16:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Scales Back Transportation Sales Tax Proposal Missouri Transportation Commission Adopts 20-Year Plan, Still Can't Afford It http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-transportation-commission-adopts-20-year-plan-still-cant-afford-it <p>A long-range plan that transportation officials admit they can't afford was adopted Tuesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:43:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33651 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Transportation Commission Adopts 20-Year Plan, Still Can't Afford It Winter Storms Blow Into Government Coffers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/winter-storms-blow-government-coffers <p>This year’s array of snowstorms kept governmental entities across Missouri busy plowing roads. It hasn't been cheap to keep streets clear. &nbsp;And the expense is expected to go up as winter storms continue their blitz across the St. Louis area and the Show Me State.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:42:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33459 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Winter Storms Blow Into Government Coffers Missouri Transportation Commissioners Halt New Road Projects Due To Falling Revenue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-transportation-commissioners-halt-new-road-projects-due-falling-revenue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's transportation funding outlook has become so bleak that the state's Highways and Transportation Commission has stopped adding new projects to its five-year construction program.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:01:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Transportation Commissioners Halt New Road Projects Due To Falling Revenue Politically Speaking: House Investigations, Execution Controversy And A Transportation Tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-house-investigations-execution-controversy-and-transportation-tax <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum&nbsp;to talk about the week’s politics.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:47:30 +0000 Chris McDaniel 31755 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: House Investigations, Execution Controversy And A Transportation Tax MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-removing-variable-speed-limit-signs-i-270 <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation is ending its five-year experiment with variable speed limit signs on Interstate 270.</p><p>Crews began removing the 70 digital signs from along the highway Wednesday. The work should be done in about two weeks.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:09:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270 Driving In St. Louis This Weekend? Here's Where You Should Probably Avoid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/driving-st-louis-weekend-heres-where-you-should-probably-avoid <p></p><p><strong>Update, 6:24 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">At 7:45 p.m. on Saturday evening, crews opened the westbound I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River B</span><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">ridge.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Original Story&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</strong></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:53:11 +0000 Kate Essig & Rachel Lippmann 29705 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Driving In St. Louis This Weekend? Here's Where You Should Probably Avoid MoDOT To End 511 Travel Info Service In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-end-511-travel-info-service-st-louis <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation will end its phone-based traveler information service for the St. Louis area on Saturday because of funding problems.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The department launched the toll-free 511 service in 2007, just before work began on the<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-details-i-64-reconstruction-released"> reconstruction of Interstate 64</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It enabled drivers to get up-to-the-minute traffic information about area roadways.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:25:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT To End 511 Travel Info Service In St. Louis