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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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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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MoDOT passes financial audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation is celebrating the return of another clean audit. Every year, the department has independent auditors review their finances, and once again, the report has been unmodified. The audit was conducted by RubinBrown, the same firm that handled the previous year’s audit. “In our opinion, the financial

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Manufacturing plant opening in Harrisonville

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. – Some of the state’s political leaders are championing the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Harrisonville, Mo. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler and state Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, attended a groundbreaking of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.’s new plant Tuesday, the company’s first in Missouri. The two joined company CEO Joe Chlapaty for a

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Ameren plans electric car charging stations along I-70

ST. LOUIS – Ameren Missouri will build six charging stations for electric cars along Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Jefferson City as part of a pilot program, if approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). The public stations would include “fast-charging” and “standard charging” options. No locations have been chosen yet, but there

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Hegeman fears MoDOT could stop using sheltered workplaces

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a letter to the state’s transportation authorities, Sen. Dan Hegeman expressed concern over a Request for Proposal by the Department of Transportation that he fears could end the state’s use of sheltered workshops to maintain rest areas. In the letter, sent last month and addressed to MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna

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2017-2021 STIP approved at MHTC meeting

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission gave final approval to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) at their monthly meeting on Wednesday in St. Louis. The five year plan has $3.97 billion available for construction awards, starting with $700 million in FY 2017 and going up to $860 million in 2020 and

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Cost-share program starts accepting applications

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Applications for the Missouri Moves transportation cost-share program opened today and will remain open through July 29, the Department of Transportation announced today. The legislature appropriated $20 million for the program from general revenue during the 2016 session. From that money, MoDOT can participate in up to 50 percent of the

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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.

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