Transportation tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Rundown: All The Buzz About Student Beekeepers -- And County Executive Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rundown-all-buzz-about-student-beekeepers-and-county-executive-race <p>We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.</p><p><strong>Primary election 2014</strong></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:10:37 +0000 Susan Hegger 38285 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Rundown: All The Buzz About Student Beekeepers -- And County Executive Race By The Numbers: Expect Lots Of Road Work If Transportation Tax Passes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/numbers-expect-lots-road-work-if-transportation-tax-passes <p>If Missourians back a transportation sales tax next month, road workers can expect a busy decade.&nbsp;</p><p>That's a key takeaway of a St. Louis Public Radio analysis of a project list approved by the state's Highways and Transportation Commission. It's what will be funded if voters approve a 0.75 percent sales tax increase on Aug. 5.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:34:53 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org By The Numbers: Expect Lots Of Road Work If Transportation Tax Passes We Asked Five Questions About Campaign Finance Reports. Here Are The Answers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-asked-five-questions-about-campaign-finance-reports-here-are-answers <p>The seven or eight people who love watching political ads will be in for an exciting three weeks. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everybody else in Missouri may want to become familiar with the “fast forward” button on their </span>DVRs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:12:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38103 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org We Asked Five Questions About Campaign Finance Reports. Here Are The Answers Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-transportation-tax-backers-lead-campaign-money-raising <p>The group backing the proposed transportation sales tax is the biggest money-raising operation in the state – but it has yet to air a single TV ad.</p><p>Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs, the campaign committee for the sales tax known as Amendment 7, appears to be entering the final weeks of the campaign with more than $2.5 million to spend.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:45:17 +0000 Jo Mannies 38090 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising 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 Transportation Tax Proposal And Schmitt Benefit From Deluge Of Donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-tax-proposal-and-schmitt-benefit-deluge-donations <p>The first week of July has been a boon for the main group campaigning for the proposed transportation sales tax on the Aug. 5 ballot and for just-announced Republican state treasurer candidate Eric Schmitt.</p><p>In the last 24 hours alone, Missourians for Safe Transportation &amp; New Jobs Inc. <a href="http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF_SearchLrgContr.aspx">has collected at least $410,000 – much of it from road construction firms and related unions.</a></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:19:09 +0000 Jo Mannies 37876 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation Tax Proposal And Schmitt Benefit From Deluge Of Donations LaHood: Inaction On Highway Trust Fund Could Be Disastrous http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lahood-inaction-highway-trust-fund-could-be-disastrous <p class="p1"><em>Originally published on Tuesday, updated on Wednesday, July 2 with "St. Louis on the Air" interview</em></p><p class="p1">Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is sounding the alarm bells about the federal government’s dwindling Highway Trust Fund.</p><p>LaHood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — a former Republican member of Congress from Illinois — wants Congress to raise the federal gas tax to prevent the fund from going belly up.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:54:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37689 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org LaHood: Inaction On Highway Trust Fund Could Be Disastrous Five Things You Need To Know About Transportation Tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-things-you-need-know-about-transportation-tax <p>Missourians will vote Aug. 5 on a 0.75 percent sales tax increase for transportation projects. The proposal — commonly known as the transportation tax — would generate billions of dollars over the next decade to fix roads, repair bridges and improve mass transit.&nbsp;</p><p>The stakes are high. Supporters say Missouri needs more money for its aging transportation infrastructure. With gas tax revenue dwindling and federal funding uncertain, some policymakers see the sales tax as a guaranteed way to fund transportation needs.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:11:42 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five Things You Need To Know About Transportation Tax What Should Transportation In St. Louis Look Like In 30 Years? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-should-transportation-st-louis-look-30-years <p>From horses, trolleys, trains and steamboats to bikes, cars, buses and planes, the ways St. Louisans get from place to place have undergone a lot of changes over the years. In years to come, even more transportation changes are inevitable.</p><p>As the administrator of federal transportation dollars, the <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/">East-West Gateway Council of Governments</a> plays a big part in deciding what those changes will look like.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:23:36 +0000 Camille Phillips 37287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Should Transportation In St. Louis Look Like In 30 Years? MoDOT Kicks Off Public Meetings On Transportation Tax List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-kicks-public-meetings-transportation-tax-list <p class="p1">The Missouri Department of Transportation kicked off a series of public meetings Monday on possible roadway, bridge and mass transit projects funded with a proposed transportation sales tax.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:06:16 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Kicks Off Public Meetings On Transportation Tax List