transportation http://kbia.org en MODOT makes revisions to Amendment 7 project list http://kbia.org/post/modot-makes-revisions-amendment-7-project-list <p></p><p class="p1">Missouri officials have revised the project list that would be funded by a proposed three-quarters cent sales tax on the August ballot. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:06:19 +0000 Associated Press 55759 at http://kbia.org MODOT makes revisions to Amendment 7 project list Airport fund untouched for 15th straight month http://kbia.org/post/airport-fund-untouched-15th-straight-month <p></p><p>The City of Columbia and the Columbia Regional Airport announced that they didn't take money from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the 15th straight month.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:55:55 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 55245 at http://kbia.org Airport fund untouched for 15th straight month Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges http://kbia.org/post/cole-county-judge-hearing-ballot-measure-challenges <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri judge is considering challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments slated for the August ballot.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:26:47 +0000 Associated Press 55241 at http://kbia.org Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting http://kbia.org/post/ashland-hosts-non-motorized-transportation-expansion-meeting <p>The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. The city hosted an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:21:15 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 54864 at http://kbia.org Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting Missouri transportation sales tax plan in jeopardy http://kbia.org/post/missouri-transportation-sales-tax-plan-jeopardy <p></p><p>A proposed transportation sales tax increase is in jeopardy in the&nbsp;Missouri House because some Democrats are upset about an income tax cut.</p><p>The three-quarters cent sales tax already has passed the Senate and needs just one more House vote to be referred to this year's ballot. But lawmakers have just five working days before their session ends May 16, and support for the transportation tax is waning.</p><p>When the House approved an earlier version of the bill in April, 33 Democrats joined 63 Republicans to exceed the 82 votes needed to pass legislation.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:51:28 +0000 Associated Press 52713 at http://kbia.org Missouri transportation sales tax plan in jeopardy Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-sets-aside-transportation-tax-increase <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A debate on state funding for bicycle paths caused legislation to impose a one-cent tax increase to be set aside in the Missouri House.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:31:46 +0000 Associated Press 50746 at http://kbia.org Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase House passes red-light, speeding camera bill http://kbia.org/post/house-passes-red-light-speeding-camera-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has passed legislation that could let cities to continue using red-light and speeding cameras, but only if they adhere to certain guidelines and get approval from state officials.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 49561 at http://kbia.org House passes red-light, speeding camera bill Why Missouri's infrastructure gets poor grades http://kbia.org/post/why-missouris-infrastructure-gets-poor-grades <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:51:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 35624 at http://kbia.org Why Missouri's infrastructure gets poor grades Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-transportation-sales-tax <p>Missouri House members have endorsed a 1-cent sales tax that would be dedicated to paying for state and local transportation projects. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:24:49 +0000 Associated Press 33746 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax Mo. Democrats critique transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-democrats-critique-transportation-sales-tax <p>Missouri House Democrats are expressing concerns about a proposal to increase the state sales tax by a penny to boost funding for transportation projects.</p><p>Senators last month approved a proposed a 1-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $8 billion over a decade to fund state and local transportation projects.</p><p>The tax would require voter approval and would go back on a statewide ballot after 10 years.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:42:03 +0000 Associated Press 31858 at http://kbia.org Mo. Democrats critique transportation sales tax Senators to propose Mo. transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/senators-propose-mo-transportation-sales-tax <p>Two Missouri state senators are proposing a 1-cent sales tax for 10 years to pay for transportation needs.</p><p>Republican Mike Kehoe, of Jefferson City, and Democrat Ryan McKenna, of Crystal City, scheduled a news conference about the plan Tuesday along U.S. 50, several miles east of the of the state Capitol.</p><p>Missouri transportation officials say funding for construction and improvements fell from $1.2 billion to less than $700 million during the past year.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:36:59 +0000 Associated Press 28362 at http://kbia.org Senators to propose Mo. transportation sales tax MoDOT posting fatality figures on message boards http://kbia.org/post/modot-posting-fatality-figures-message-boards <p>Missouri drivers may notice some ominous messages along the state&#39;s roadsides.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says it has begun using its electronic message signs along highways to report the number of people who have died on the state&#39;s roads so far this year. The messages also include the percentage of those killed who were not wearing seat belts.</p><p>The new safety campaign comes as Missouri has seen a 14 percent increase in traffic fatalities this year &mdash; an unwelcome reversal after six years of declining fatality figures.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:50:47 +0000 Associated Press 18675 at http://kbia.org MoDOT posting fatality figures on message boards MoDOT awards $111 million contract to rebuild Missouri River bridge http://kbia.org/post/modot-awards-111-million-contract-rebuild-missouri-river-bridge Two familiar names in St. Louis construction have won a Missouri Department of Transportation contract to rebuild the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the Missouri River at Chesterfield.<p>Alberici Enterprises and Walsh Construction will start on the $125 million project in early 2013. The construction portion of the contract totals $111 million.<p>MoDOT director Kevin Keith called it a great day for his department and the region, saying St. Louis and St. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:21:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 17318 at http://kbia.org MoDOT awards $111 million contract to rebuild Missouri River bridge Blue Ribbon transportation committee meets http://kbia.org/post/blue-ribbon-transportation-committee-meets <p>A panel created by the Missouri House to review the state&#39;s transportation needs&nbsp;met Monday afternoon in Columbia. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:16:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 17296 at http://kbia.org Blue Ribbon transportation committee meets Columbia School Board examines new transportation methods http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-examines-new-transportation-methods <p>Members of the Columbia Board of Education are considering a proposal that would change how student transportation operates within Columbia Public Schools. Tue, 15 May 2012 14:23:40 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 14159 at http://kbia.org Columbia School Board examines new transportation methods Proposed Mo. bill expands list of young driver supervisors http://kbia.org/post/proposed-mo-bill-expands-list-young-driver-supervisors <p>A Missouri House committee is backing legislation that would let young drivers take the wheel under the supervision of an older friend or relative. Mon, 07 May 2012 13:57:38 +0000 Associated Press 13679 at http://kbia.org Proposed Mo. bill expands list of young driver supervisors Missouri lawmakers unlikely to pass legislation making I-70 a toll road in 2012 http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-unlikely-pass-legislation-making-i-70-toll-road-2012 <p>It appears unlikely that Missouri lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would turn Interstate Highway 70 into a toll road. Thu, 03 May 2012 21:46:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13520 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers unlikely to pass legislation making I-70 a toll road in 2012 Columbia Transit looks at bus route for cost-cutting measures http://kbia.org/post/columbia-transit-looks-bus-route-cost-cutting-measures <p>Columbia Transit is looking to cut around $1 million from its budget in fiscal year 2013. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:11:04 +0000 9548 at http://kbia.org Columbia Transit looks at bus route for cost-cutting measures Newscast for February 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-27-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>Analysis of an agreement reached over new state Senate districts.</li><li>Columbia Transit is looking to cut costs from its 2013 budget.</li><li>Some Missourians will have to pay more out-of-pocket for Medicaid coverage under new state plan.</li></ul> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:53:07 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9545 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 27, 2012 Newscast for February 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-6-2012-2 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li class="p1">Lawmaker wants to allow school districts lease advertising space on buses</li><li class="p1">Public schools celebrate Black History Month Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:40:08 +0000 Zheng Hwuang Chia 8313 at http://kbia.org MO bill would allow advertising on school buses http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-would-allow-advertising-school-buses <p>A Missouri lawmaker wants to let school districts lease advertising space on buses to help cover transportation costs. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:53:37 +0000 Associated Press 8306 at http://kbia.org MO bill would allow advertising on school buses