Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

Missouri
10:27 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Commentary: One-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation May Not Help Cities

Credit File photo | Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

The Missouri Legislature is considering asking voters to raise the sales tax by 1 percent (SJR 48) to fund transportation projects. For the first time, transit, bike, pedestrian and passenger rail projects would be eligible to compete for funding.

But this proposition is risky for non-highway modes of transportation. Why? That is the same funding source cities, transit agencies, bike and pedestrian interests, transportation development districts and community improvement districts are using to make local improvements in the absence of state funding.

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Transportation
10:43 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Missouri Transportation Commission Adopts 20-Year Plan, Still Can't Afford It

MoDOT

A long-range plan that transportation officials admit they can't afford was adopted Tuesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

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MoDOT
7:01 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Missouri Transportation Commissioners Halt New Road Projects Due To Falling Revenue

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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.

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Transportation
4:36 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

MoDOT Unveils 20-Year Plan For Transportation, But State Can't Afford It

MoDot

The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has unveiled a 20-year plan that's based on more than 12,000 suggestions from the public.

However, the state currently cannot afford to implement it.

MoDOT Director Dave Nichols says it would cost more than $70 Billion to fund all the suggestions they've received from Missouri residents, and that his agency is currently estimated to only have $17 billion available over the next 20 years.

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Morning round-up
6:38 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Morning headlines - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Patriot Coal files for bankruptcy protection

St. Louis-based Patriot Coal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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