Category: Transportation

States still trying to find the answer to electric vehicle charging station demands

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Did the Missouri Public Service Commission get it wrong with the decision regarding electric vehicle charging stations? A recent tweet from one of the commissioners indicates that he might believe so. Great @Forbes article highlighting how @MissouriPSC got this issue wrong: https://t.co/yWfOvRREKb — Scott Rupp (@Scott_Rupp) […]

MoDOT’s turnover rate hovering around 10 percent, but what does it mean for Missouri’s transportation system?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Work smarter, not harder.” Or at least that’s the message that the Missouri Department of Transportation is getting from the Show-Me State. For years now, MoDOT has been struggling to keep employees from leaving the ship, as employees have increasingly left the department to find better-paying […]

Transportation Taskforce unsure how best to improve Missouri infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 21st Century Transportation System Task Force met Wednesday to discuss strategies to finance improving Missouri’s infrastructure. At the meeting, the task force proposed various options to include raising the gas tax, differentiating between urban and rural infrastructures, complying with federal stipulations to receive federal funds, […]

Little-known provision in Uber bill releases non-emergency medical transportation from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation networking companies scored a major victory with the passage of HB 130, better known as the Uber bill, during the past legislative session. But a little-known component of the bill has big implications for another group besides ride-sharing companies; one single sentence, added to the […]

Bipartisan collection of lawmakers question KCI bid handling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A number of Missouri legislators from the Kansas City region are expressing serious concern about how the city is handling the procurement process for the modernization of Kansas City International Airport. Their reason for concern? Allegations that the process did not properly follow the procurement laws […]

Statement from MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna on the Hyperloop One Global Challenge

JEFFERSON CITY – Hyperloop One this morning announced 10 global routes that it considers to have the most potential for implementation of the hyperloop high-speed transportation technology. Four of those corridors are in the United States: Cheyenne-Denver, Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh, Miami-Orlando and Dallas-Houston. “While Missouri’s Kansas City-St. Louis route was not included […]

Committee approved applications to name bridge, 3 roadways

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This morning the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight agreed to approve applications to give names to a bridge in Jennings, and roadways in Greene, St. Louis, and Barry Counties. The bridge on State Highway 11 crossing over I-70 in Jennings will be named after Army First […]

New group forms seeking to modernize air traffic control

Thousands join Missouri group supporting air traffic control modernization ST. LOUIS – A new group is seeking to push for reform and modernization to the nation’s air traffic control systems. On Wednesday, a group of lawmakers and government, transportation, and local leaders announced the formation of “Missouri Citizens for On Time Flights”, a group […]

Drivewyze’s only option will be to install their own WIM systems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the ongoing saga over Missouri’s weigh-in motion (WIM) scales may have reached the finish line. Members of both companies, Drivewyze and HELP, Inc., met with legislators and members of the Missouri Department of Transportation in the House Speaker’s Office Tuesday morning, and the […]