Tag: roads

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

All eyes on tobacco as groups gear up for 2016 ballot initiatives

St. Louis — Leaders from across Missouri are looking at a potential increase to the tax on tobacco products to fund everything from higher education to roads and bridges as various initiative petitions continue to circulate around the state for the 2016 cycle. The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store […]

Dooley, Stenger issue statements on transportation tax

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and his Democratic primary challenger, County Councilman Steve Stenger, have taken somewhat different positions on a proposed sales tax increase that would fund Missouri road projects. The Aug. 5 ballot will carry a measure that, if approved by voters, would […]