department of transportation http://kbia.org en Agencies Scramble To Decide Projects For Early Transportation Tax Vote http://kbia.org/post/agencies-scramble-decide-projects-early-transportation-tax-vote If you had $1.49 billion for transportation projects, how would you spend it? Would you repair highways? Bolster mass transit service? Enhance bike lanes?<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Policymakers have until the end of the month to decide which transportation projects would be funded if a sales tax increase passes in August." data-attribution="Credit (via Flickr/KOMUnews)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201111/I70ColumbiaKOMUNewsFlickr.jpg" alt="" /><p>This isn’t some academic exercise. The St. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:26:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 53900 at http://kbia.org Agencies Scramble To Decide Projects For Early Transportation Tax Vote Kirksville looks to implement walking school bus http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-looks-implement-walking-school-bus <p>Kirksville students may have another way of getting to and from school next year.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:26:51 +0000 Michael Losch 43202 at http://kbia.org Kirksville looks to implement walking school bus McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-criticizes-missouri-lawmakers-failing-pass-transportation-bill <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) Tuesday criticized state lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.</p><p>McCaskill said the U.S. transportation system is deteriorating, especially in Missouri, calling the state’s $600 million construction budget to oversee 33,000 miles of roadways a “recipe for disaster.”</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:14:26 +0000 Scott Harvey 36418 at http://kbia.org McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill 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 Newscast for August 17, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-17-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri receives $6 million for transportation projects</li><li>Health care measure's language battled over in court</li><li>Quicksand popping up along rivers</li></ul><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:55:56 +0000 Kristofor Husted 19626 at http://kbia.org Warm winter temperatures lead to MoDOT maintenance http://kbia.org/post/warm-winter-temperatures-lead-modot-maintenance <p>Warm temperatures this winter and spring have the Missouri Department of Transportation painting and repairing the roads it was plowing all winter last year. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:18:14 +0000 Casey Purcella 12661 at http://kbia.org Warm winter temperatures lead to MoDOT maintenance