Governor Mike Parson kicks off Infrastructure Week with a 13-city, four-day tour starting on Tuesday, October 16, to encourage Missourians to support safer roads and safer streets by voting YES for Proposition D in the Nov. 6 election.
“Missouri’s infrastructure needs are long overdue, and before a tragedy occurs, now is the time to take action. As Governor, improving the state’s infrastructure will always be a top priority for me – and Prop D plays an important role in providing the tools necessary for Missouri to make new investments in our roads and bridges. Transportation is an essential component of agriculture, health care, education, employment, and recreation. Prop D’s gradual implementation, constitutionally protected revenues, and regular audits will help to ensure the money will go where it is required to go. That is why I strongly support Prop D,” Governor Parson said.
Governor Parson’s tour is sponsored by SaferMO.com, the statewide campaign coalition supporting Proposition D. Missourians may learn more about Prop D, including how their communities will benefit directly, by visiting SaferMO.com.
Here is Governor Parson’s schedule of stops next week in support of Prop D:
TUESDAY, October 16
ST. LOUIS, 10:30 a.m. – News conference with officials from across St. Louis region. Location: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Road.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, 12:45 p.m. – Leads infrastructure roundtable, followed by media availability, Drury Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 3351 Percy Drive, Cape Girardeau.
POPLAR BLUFF, 2:45 p.m. – Meets with community leaders, followed by media availability, Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, 1111 West Pine Street, Poplar Bluff.
WEST PLAINS, 5 p.m. – Meets with community leaders, followed by media availability, West Plains Bank and Trust, 11 Court Square, West Plains.
WEDNESDAY, October 17
SPRINGFIELD, 8 a.m. – Joins Prop D rally, followed by media availability, Prime Inc. Transportation, 2700 North Packer Road, Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, 9 a.m. – Speaks at Missouri Department of Transportation Regional Planning Partners public meeting, Missouri Career Center, 2900 East Sunshine, Springfield.
JOPLIN, 11:45 a.m. – Meets with community leaders, followed by media availability, Connor Ballroom, Billingsly Student Center, Missouri Southern State University, 2950 Newman Road, Joplin.
KANSAS CITY, 3 p.m. – Speaks at Prop D rally, followed by media availability, Northland Chamber of Commerce, 634 NW Englewood Road, Kansas City.
ST. JOSEPH, 4:30 p.m. – Speaks at Prop D rally, followed by media availability, The Gallery on 6thCoffee Shop & Deli, 107 South 6th Street, St. Joseph.
THURSDAY, October 18
JEFFERSON CITY, 10:15 a.m. – Visits with SaferMO.com Steering Committee, followed by media availability, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 428 East Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City.
COLUMBIA, 2:30 p.m. – Speaks at annual meeting of Mercury Alliance, Drury Plaza Hotel, 1000 Knipp Street, Columbia.
FRIDAY, October 19
SEDALIA, 2:30 p.m. – Speaks at Prop D rally with Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe followed by media availability, Thompson Conference Center, State Fair Community College, 3201 West 16th Street, Sedalia.