transportation http://kbia.org en 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