transportation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-perfects-1-cent-transportation-sales-tax-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed constitutional amendment to let voters decide if they want to create a temporary 1-cent transportation sales tax has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:06:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-weighs-role-bike-travel-transportation-spending <p>Missouri lawmakers are weighing what role bicycles should play in the future of transportation spending.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:53:12 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/uber-car-service-looking-make-entry-st-louis-market <p><strong>UPDATE: Feb 25, 11 a.m.</strong></p><p>The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission approved Carmel's application for the dispatch license. Seven members of the commission voted in favor of the license and one abstained.</p><p><strong>ORIGINAL STORY:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A car service that dispatches its vehicles using a smartphone app could start operating in St. Louis as soon as this week.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:41:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33960 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-federal-stimulus-has-brought-jobs-infrastructure-heart-america <p>Vice President Joe Biden declared here Wednesday that the best cure for the nation's economic ills was to step up the transportation and construction spending that made America great.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:57:31 +0000 Jo Mannies 33839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-complete-streets-bill-remains-limbo <p>The "Complete Streets" legislation under consideration on the St. Louis County Council still faces plenty of roadblocks to final passage. One of the sponsors, Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, held up the bill again last week, which he’s done since late November, and announced he wants to rewrite parts of it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dolan also said that he’s going to meet with groups affected by the bill and come back to the matter early next year. </span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:02:28 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo Report: Cities Should Make Public Transit, Biking A Priority http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-cities-should-make-public-transit-biking-priority <p>A new report suggests that Americans in urban areas are driving less.</p><p>The analysis of the 100 largest urban areas in the country by the <a href="http://uspirg.org/home">U.S. Public Interest Research Group</a> found that since 2000, fewer commuters are using cars to get to work. And in most cities, the use of public transportation has gone up (since 2005), and more people are biking to work or working from home (since 2000).</p><p>But, in St. Louis, the trend is less clear. Fewer workers are relying on cars, but the use of public transportation has also decreased.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:10:09 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Cities Should Make Public Transit, Biking A Priority From Bike Trails To Property Values, Residents Raise Concerns About ‘South County Connector’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bike-trails-property-values-residents-raise-concerns-about-south-county-connector <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During a public meeting Monday night, several residents raised concerns about a proposed highway project that would stretch through parts of St. Louis City and County.</span></p><p>Called the South County Connector, the unfunded highway project has a more than $100 million price tag and would run from Hanley Road at Deer Creek&nbsp;Plaza to River Des Peres Boulevard. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:41:43 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28065 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Bike Trails To Property Values, Residents Raise Concerns About ‘South County Connector’ 17 People Died Over Fourth Of July Weekend On Missouri Roads http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/17-people-died-over-fourth-july-weekend-missouri-roads <p>It was a deadly holiday weekend for motorists in Missouri.</p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 17 people were killed between 6 p.m. Wednesday and just before midnight today. An additional 157 people were injured, and state troopers arrested nearly 200 people in for driving while intoxicated.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both those numbers are significantly higher than last year's totals, but troopers only tallied 30 hours worth of data last year. This year's count was nearly three times as long.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:49:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 17 People Died Over Fourth Of July Weekend On Missouri Roads Mo. Infrastructure Gets C- Grade, Speaker Jones Says It Shows Need For Sales Tax Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-infrastructure-gets-c-grade-speaker-jones-says-it-shows-need-sales-tax-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a new report Wednesday, Missouri received a lackluster grade on its infrastructure.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citing “pressing issues,” the American Society of Civil Engineers graded Missouri as a C- overall.</span></p><p>Missouri’s Speaker of the House, Republican Tim Jones of Eureka, said it proves several goals of the just-ended legislative session were worth focusing on.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 20:59:13 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Infrastructure Gets C- Grade, Speaker Jones Says It Shows Need For Sales Tax Bill Group Of Republicans Block 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax In Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/group-republicans-block-1-cent-transportation-sales-tax-mo-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of Republicans in the Missouri Senate has blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a one-cent sales tax to help fund the state’s transportation needs.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 05:01:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26402 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Group Of Republicans Block 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax In Mo. Senate