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Op-Ed: Where in the world did all of these highways and bridges come from?

Op-Ed: Where in the world did all of these highways and bridges come from?

Thankfully, back in 1924, forward thinking citizens convinced their legislators that Missouri needed a system of “hard surface” highways. The big issue then, as it is now, how to pay for it? All motorists, traveling in and through Missouri help pay for the great highway system we know and enjoy every day. It is thought

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USDOT revises lobbying, subscription rules for grantees

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a memo yesterday to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) grantees, including organizations such as Drivewyze and HELP, Inc., who provide weigh-in motion (WIM) sensors throughout the country. Both Drivewyze and HELP, Inc. companies received “official notification” via email from MoDOT in April that they were recommended for

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Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt made a surprise visit to the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday morning, speaking just after the morning prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. In a wide-ranging speech to the chamber, Blunt hit on topics from EPA regulation, President Donald Trump’s assumption of office in January, and the unique

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Eigel: “We’re going to have a discussion about transportation, one way or another”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican Sen. Bill Eigel may have suffered the first defeat in his legislative career, but he has no intentions of taking it lying down. The freshman senator from St. Charles’ bill concerning transportation funding failed to pass during an executive session vote in Thursday morning’s meeting of the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure

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IP filed to ban toll roads in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new initiative petition filed Wednesday would add a significant wrinkle into Missouri’s continuing debate over funding transportation infrastructure. The A Better Road Forward (ABRF) PAC filed a petition to ban all future tolls on Missouri’s roads. ABRF Chairman Wayne Baker said toll roads on Missouri’s roadways would amount to “double taxation.” “Missourians already

2017 Transportation Conference to highlight Missouri’s transportation infrastructure needs and strategies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation infrastructure plays a key role in Missouri’s economy. Our central location, rail connectivity, port availability and metropolitan airports are strong assets. What are we doing to invest in those assets? What do employers need most in transportation upgrades? What innovative transportation concepts are being used by employers and what is

Auditor Galloway releases monthly report on Transportation Development District finances

Districts in Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis areas did not submit required reports JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 1, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued her office’s monthly report detailing Transportation Development District (TDD) compliance with financial reporting laws. TDDs offer financial incentives through property and sales tax collections, with the intent of encouraging

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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

Next governor will have to address transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amid all the talk of “corrupt” politicians, gun rights and television ads, there hasn’t been much discussion during the governor’s race of a subject that directly affects most Missourians every day and will likely be a crucial element of the next governor’s tenure: transportation infrastructure. The state ranks 7th in the

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