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Provided by Columbia Parks and Recreation

A 144-mile stretch of a former railroad line is expected to be transferred to the state of Missouri by the end of next year for use as a hiking and biking trail.

Gov. Jay Nixon was at Ameren headquarters in St. Louis Wednesday to announce details of plans to develop the former Rock Island rail line from Windsor, in western Missouri, to Beaufort, about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis.

Nixon says the new trail will strengthen economies along its path and bolster the state's image as a leading hiking and biking destination.

Governor Nixon Kicks off 100 Missouri Miles

Mar 20, 2014
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File Photo / KBIA

Gov. Jay Nixon kicked off the second year of his 100 Missouri Miles Challenge at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Wednesday.

Free taillights for Columbia bicyclists

Feb 17, 2014
Blair Ussary / KBIA

Flyers attached to bikes all over the city have the potential to get free taillights for cyclists in Columbia.

Jacob Fenston / KBIA

Today the U.S. House of Representatives is debating a Republican-backed transportation bill, which would authorize $260 billion for the next five years. More money would go to highways, but at the expense of stable funding for public transportation, and the elimination of pedestrian and cycling programs. In this Health & Wealth update, among the proposed cuts is a pilot project in Columbia that's responsible for many of the new bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks around town.