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MoDOT director says department is treading water

MoDOT director says department is treading water

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna says his department is facing a number of challenges in their efforts to maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure. “Essentially, right now, we’re treading water,” he said. “We’re maintaining our system, but we are not improving. We’re fixing and replacing about as many bridges each

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Walsh concerned about MoDOT and highway infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh has always been a strong and vocal leader in the Missouri legislature and has plenty to say when it comes to the state’s budget. When asked about her reactions to Governor Eric Greitens’ State of the State address on this week’s #MOLEG Podcast, she said she

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‘Road to Tomorrow’ goes through Missouri and could generate revenue for the state’s highways

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If in the next couple of months you see a couple of trucks traveling down the highway with only a couple of feet between them, don’t be alarmed. They’re (probably) part of a pilot program using Bluetooth technology to connect the trucks in a “platoon” system designed to increase fuel efficiency.

After passing the Senate, gas tax faces test in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After passing the Senate on Wednesday night, gas tax legislation will move to the House where there could be bipartisan support for the increase despite stiff opposition. The Senate passed SB 623, sponsored by Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, which would increase the gas tax of 17 cents per gallon by

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Cigarette tax increase petitioners gathering signatures to get on ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group that has fought against cigarette tax increases in the past has begun collecting signatures for an initiative petition that will… increase cigarette taxes. The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (MPCA) wants to put a vote to the people in November that would increase cigarette taxes by 135 percent

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Patrick McKenna named new MoDOT director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Patrick K. McKenna has been named the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The announcement was made Thursday at a press conference following the commission’s monthly meeting. “After a nationwide search, the commission knew Mr. McKenna had the vision and experience to lead

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Gas tax increase stalls in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lawmakers in the Senate appear unlikely to advance a measure that would increase Missouri’s gas tax by two cents per gallon – the first increase in 20 years. Sen. Doug Libla, a Republican, originally proposed a six-cent increase in the gas tax phased in over the next three years, but dialed

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Jacque Bardgett Appointed to St. Louis County Board of Highways and Traffic

CLAYTON – Jacque Bardgett’s appointment to the St. Louis County Board of Highways and Traffic was unanimously confirmed by the St. Louis County Council at their last meeting. “I’m very excited about this appointment and the opportunity to participate in St. Louis County Government.  I have been a life long resident of St. Louis County. 

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