missouri department of transportation http://kbia.org en Missouri transportation projects approved for tax http://kbia.org/post/missouri-transportation-projects-approved-tax <p>Missouri officials have approved a list of more than 800 projects that would be funded if voters approve a sales tax for transportation on the August ballot.</p><p>The list endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission totals $4.8 billion over a decade for state roads, bridges and other modes of transportation.</p><p>Local governments also would get a share of the proposed three-quarters cent sales tax for their own transportation projects.</p><p>The state list includes 330 new or improved bridges and 3,255 miles of resurfacing on roads.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:33:48 +0000 Associated Press 55874 at http://kbia.org Transportation infrastructure and Amendment 7 http://kbia.org/post/transportation-infrastructure-and-amendment-7 <p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:55:52 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 54628 at http://kbia.org Transportation infrastructure and Amendment 7 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 Missouri tests sonic signals to alert distracted drivers [VIDEO] http://kbia.org/post/missouri-tests-sonic-signals-alert-distracted-drivers-video <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Wednesday’s rush hour dies down on Interstate 70, Scott Campbell is merging onto the highway.</span></p><p>“Off like a herd of turtles,” he says.</p><p>Campbell is with Missouri’s Department of Transportation and he’s spending the night here with the maintenance team to repaint the yellow stripe in the fast lane. The caravan of trucks, with mounted signs, flashing arrows and bright lights, spreads out for more than a mile creeping along at 10 miles per hour. Even all these emblazoned alerts didn’t protect Campbell when was struck by a pickup on the job two weeks ago.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:45:51 +0000 Kristofor Husted 52869 at http://kbia.org Missouri tests sonic signals to alert distracted drivers [VIDEO] Repairs interrupt Amtrak runs in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/repairs-interrupt-amtrak-runs-missouri <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Damage to railroad tracks caused by last week's flash flooding in west-central Missouri is forcing changes in Amtrak passenger service.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:16:29 +0000 The Associated Press 50987 at http://kbia.org Repairs interrupt Amtrak runs in Missouri Mo. government agencies encourage statewide clean-up http://kbia.org/post/mo-government-agencies-encourage-statewide-clean <p>Two Missouri agencies are encouraging residents to spend April cleaning up the state's roadsides, parks, rivers and trails as part of the sixth annual "trash bash."</p><p>Missouri's Conservation and Transportation departments are sponsoring the event, which also includes educational efforts in schools, community events, and Earth Day celebrations.</p><p>Organizers say programs like the trash bash help offset the cost of cleaning up litter and let the two agencies devote resources to other priorities.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:50:56 +0000 Associated Press 50109 at http://kbia.org Mo. government agencies encourage statewide clean-up Missouri Transportation Commission Adopts 20-Year Plan, Still Can't Afford It http://kbia.org/post/mo-highways-transportation-commission-adopts-20-year-plan-still-cant-afford-it A long-range plan that transportation officials admit they can't afford was adopted Tuesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.<p><a href="http://www.missourionthemove.org/wp-content/uploads/FINAL_LRP-Tech-Report_Version-2-7-14.pdf">The final version of the 20-year plan</a> states that Missouri residents have identified more than $75 billion in "wants, needs and projects to date," but that "only $14.4 billion of available funds are expected over the next 20 years." &#160;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-unveils-20-year-plan-transportation-state-cant-afford Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:47:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48046 at http://kbia.org Missouri Transportation Commission Adopts 20-Year Plan, Still Can't Afford It MoDOT to study plans for better freight movement http://kbia.org/post/modot-study-plans-better-freight-movement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;transportation officials are taking a closer look at how&nbsp;<font color="red">freight</font>&nbsp;can be moved more efficiently across the state by trucks, barges, planes and trains.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:16:02 +0000 Associated Press 47263 at http://kbia.org MoDOT to study plans for better freight movement Safety project proposes barrier along College Ave. http://kbia.org/post/safety-project-proposes-barrier-along-college-ave <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College Avenue, a four-lane highway on the east boundary of the MU campus, may be getting a new look in the near future.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:11:44 +0000 Jonathan Fenton 44136 at http://kbia.org Safety project proposes barrier along College Ave. Officials to open new Mo. rail bridge http://kbia.org/post/officials-open-new-mo-rail-bridge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new railroad bridge east of&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;capital city is opening with hopes of clearing the final major bottleneck for train traffic between St. Louis and Jefferson City.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:08:07 +0000 Associated Press 44131 at http://kbia.org Officials to open new Mo. rail bridge Airports contribute $11 billion to Missouri's economy http://kbia.org/post/airports-contribute-11-billion-missouris-economy <p>The 108 airports in Missouri contributed $11 billion to Missouri’s economy, with $3.1 billion of that coming from 100,621 jobs, according to a study released by the Missouri Department of Transportation.</p><p>The study looked at direct impact money, which includes the salaries of airport workers, ticket revenue and contractors hired for construction. In addition to the direct impact, there is indirect impact money that includes hotel room and rental car sales.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:23:24 +0000 Daniel Shapiro 43954 at http://kbia.org Airports contribute $11 billion to Missouri's economy MODOT will use grant on "dangerous" curves in Jefferson City http://kbia.org/post/modot-will-use-grant-dangerous-curves-jefferson-city <p></p><p>Missouri is one of 13 states that will get federal grant money to improve road conditions.</p><p>As a part of the Everyday Counts initiative Missouri was granted $150,000 to implement new road technology to improve road safety. Travis Koestner, Assistant District Engineer at Missouri Department of Transportation, says this money will go towards a road re-surfacing project using High Friction Surface Treatment.&nbsp; Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:41:15 +0000 Genevieve Reaume 34946 at http://kbia.org MODOT will use grant on "dangerous" curves in Jefferson City Engineers give Missouri infrastructure a C- http://kbia.org/post/engineers-give-missouri-infrastructure-c <p></p><p>Civil engineers say Missouri's infrastructure gets only a C-minus.</p><p>The regional chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the letter grade Wednesday. It is part of a report card that evaluated the state's aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, levees, railroads, roads, schools and wastewater. Each sub-category also received a grade. Wed, 22 May 2013 22:01:14 +0000 Associated Press 34201 at http://kbia.org Engineers give Missouri infrastructure a C- 1 cent sales tax fails to make it through Mo. legislature http://kbia.org/post/1-cent-sales-tax-fails-make-it-through-mo-legislature <p></p><p>A proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation has stalled in the Missouri Legislature.</p><p>The sales tax proposal was projected to generate nearly $8 billion over a decade for state highways, local roads and other modes of transportation such as railroads, airports, mass transit and river ports. Cities and counties would each get 5 percent of the revenues, with the rest going to state projects. Voters would have had to approve the tax in 2014 to enact the proposal. Fri, 17 May 2013 21:25:06 +0000 Associated Press 33961 at http://kbia.org 1 cent sales tax fails to make it through Mo. legislature Flooding causes road closures in mid-Missouri http://kbia.org/post/flooding-causes-road-closures-mid-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flooding from thunder storms has caused a large number of road closures in mid-Missouri, Thursday.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:13:35 +0000 Russell Chapin 32294 at http://kbia.org Flooding causes road closures in mid-Missouri Missouri's Department of Transportation Director takes medical leave, will retire http://kbia.org/post/missouris-department-transportation-director-takes-medical-leave-will-retire <p>The director of Missouri's Department of Transportation is taking a medical leave of absence and plans to resign his post.</p><p>The department announced Thursday that Kevin Keith's leave is effective immediately and he will resign July 1.</p><p>Chief engineer David Nichols will serve as interim director until the state Highways and Transportation Commission appoints a new director. Commission chairman Joe Carmichael says Nichols will remain interim director for at least one year.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:14:13 +0000 Associated Press 30788 at http://kbia.org Missouri's Department of Transportation Director takes medical leave, will retire Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve http://kbia.org/post/officials-stress-caution-roads-new-years-eve <p>The Columbia Public Works department says, based on local forecasts for winter weather, the department decided to start pre-treating roadways this morning. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:13:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26613 at http://kbia.org Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve New I-49 unveiled in SW Missouri http://kbia.org/post/new-i-49-unveiled-sw-missouri <p></p><p>1,300 new signs now line the highway formally known as 71, following Wednesday’s unveiling of Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Pineville. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:24:31 +0000 Scott Harvey 25932 at http://kbia.org New I-49 unveiled in SW Missouri Traffic fatalities rising according to MoDOT http://kbia.org/post/traffic-fatalities-rising-according-modot <p>The State Department of Transportation says traffic fatalities in Missouri are increasing after falling for six straight years. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:47:51 +0000 Eric Hilt 16554 at http://kbia.org Traffic fatalities rising according to MoDOT 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