i-70 http://kbia.org en Transportation tax could widen I-70 to three lanes if approved http://kbia.org/post/transportation-tax-could-widen-i-70-three-lanes-if-approved <p>Missouri highway officials are proposing to widen Interstate 70 to three lanes in each direction between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City if voters approve a transportation sales tax. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:21:04 +0000 Associated Press 54533 at http://kbia.org Transportation tax could widen I-70 to three lanes if approved CPD: No charges in October I-70 bicyclist death, dept. response OK http://kbia.org/post/cpd-no-charges-october-i-70-bicyclist-death-dept-response-ok <p>The Columbia Police Department says it will not charge the driver of a semi-truck that hit and killed a bicyclist on 1-70 in the early morning hours in October. Department spokesperson Captain Joe Bernhard says the driver’s statements and physical evidence at the scene suggest 36-year-old Ennis Patrick was riding his bike on the main traveled portion of the roadway, and there is no criminal offense on the part of the driver.</p><p>The investigation also looked into the department’s response to the accident: the remains stayed on the side of the highway for more than 8 hours before they were identified as human. Bernhard says two different officers drove by the scene shortly after the truck driver reported hitting something on the road, but both thought it was a deer that had been hit, and there was nothing on the roadway that needed to be cleared. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:16:16 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 45559 at http://kbia.org CPD: No charges in October I-70 bicyclist death, dept. response OK 18 injured in Montgomery County I-70 bus accident http://kbia.org/post/18-injured-montgomery-county-i-70-bus-accident <p><em>This post will be updated:</em></p><p>Missouri Highway Patrol Troop F spokesperson Sgt. Paul Reinsch says 18 people were injured in a bus that overturned near mile marker 170 in Montgomery County around 1:20pm Friday.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:05:38 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Associated Press 38188 at http://kbia.org Missouri bridges 7th worst in the country http://kbia.org/post/missouri-bridges-7th-worst-country <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A transportation advocacy site called <a href="http://t4america.org/resources/bridges/#?latlng=38.9517053,-92.33407239999997&amp;bridge_id=6683">Transportation For America</a>&nbsp;has released an <a href="http://t4america.org/resources/bridges/#?latlng=38.9517053,-92.33407239999997&amp;bridge_id=15416">interactive map</a> that shows where the structurally deficient bridges in your community are.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:17:47 +0000 Scott Pham 34298 at http://kbia.org Missouri bridges 7th worst in the country MHTC head proposes 1-cent sales tax to fund I-70 upgrades, fix bridges http://kbia.org/post/mhtc-head-proposes-1-cent-sales-tax-fund-i-70-upgrades-fix-bridges <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of the </span><a href="http://www.modot.org/about/commission/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has unveiled a plan for funding the state’s aging highways and bridges.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The centerpiece would be a new one-cent sales tax.&#160; It&#160;would&#160;expire after&#160;10 years, and would need approval from both lawmakers and Missouri voters.&#160; Transportation Commission Chairman Rudy </span>Farber<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> say Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:49:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27817 at http://kbia.org MHTC head proposes 1-cent sales tax to fund I-70 upgrades, fix bridges Portions of I-70 to be resurfaced in Boone County http://kbia.org/post/portions-i-70-be-resurfaced-boone-county <p>Portions of I-70 in Boone and Callaway Counties will be resurfaced this year following the award of a construction contract by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at a meeting today. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 23:13:02 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 9820 at http://kbia.org Portions of I-70 to be resurfaced in Boone County Newscast for February 16, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-16-2012-1 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The Senate passes a bill to push&nbsp;back Missouri's party primary&nbsp;filing deadlines</li><li>More talk of&nbsp;how&nbsp;to fund&nbsp;reconstruction of I-70</li><li>Changes to workplace injury&nbsp;laws are making their way through the Missouri&nbsp;legislature</li></ul> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:44:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 8972 at http://kbia.org State Senator discusses funding option for I-70 in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/state-senator-discusses-funding-option-i-70-columbia <p>State Senator Bill Stouffer says Interstate 70 is 60 years old, making it the oldest interstate in the nation. But it was only built with an intended 20-year lifespan. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:22:36 +0000 8969 at http://kbia.org State Senator discusses funding option for I-70 in Columbia Toll road talk at MODOT panel in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/toll-road-talk-modot-panel-columbia <p>Missouri Department of Transportation Director Kevin Keith says making I-70 a toll road would allow for expansion of the interstate and would be a first for Missouri. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:22:09 +0000 8345 at http://kbia.org Toll road talk at MODOT panel in Columbia