Tag: patrick mckenna

Transportation task force holds first meeting at the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 21st Century Missouri Transportation Task Force held its inaugural public meeting in Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon, the first of seven such meetings which will take place around the state each month until December. Rep. Kevin Corlew and Sen. Dave Schatz chaired the task force and […]

Tax committee hears from MoDOT, NAACP with near perfect attendance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes returned to their work, with just one month left before the deadline to submit their findings to Governor Eric Greitens. As the committee worked around the legislative session and the following […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

MHTC approves cost-share program, asks questions about future funding

Kansas City

Commissioner Steve Miller also announced the end of his time on the panel KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the FY2017 budget, including approval for a cost-share program, during the commission’s first meeting since the end of the legislative session. While the General Assembly’s failure […]

MoDOT clashes with Senate appropriations on questionable expenditures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation offered testimony to the Senate Appropriations committee Thursday morning that featured tense scrutiny into the spending habits of the steward of state’s roads and bridges. The hearing proceeded smoothly for MoDOT to start. Director Patrick McKenna reported that the funding crisis that had […]

MoDOT, House leadership kick off transportation conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Missouri Conference on Transportation Thursday at the Capitol Plaza. The conference was opened with speeches from Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Chairman Stephen Miller and Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna, who spoke on the problems and solutions […]

Thursday: Chamber hosting Conference on Transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host the Missouri Conference on Transportation Thursday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pivoting the transportation debate as the center discussion, the Chamber will be hosting Stephen Miller, […]