Tag: highways

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 […]

House names members for Transportation Task Force, Corlew to chair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson has named Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, as the chairman of the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force. The task force, established by the passage of HCR 47 in the 2017 legislative session, will work to identify issues and make […]

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 […]

Weigh station bill dies on House floor despite FBI inquiry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The latest victim in ongoing push vs. shove taking place in the Missouri Capitol is Rep. T.J. Berry’s HB 306. The bill, which sought to address concerns about conflicts of interest in Missouri’s weigh station industry, was defeated in the Missouri House by a vote of […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]