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Education
8:26 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Kirksville looks to implement walking school bus

Children walk to school
Credit edenpictures / flickr

Kirksville students may have another way of getting to and from school next year.

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Politics
8:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill

en. McCaskill is provided a tour of Springfield's Transportation Management Center by Traffic Engineer Jason Haynes Tuesday/Credit: Scott Harvey
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

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.

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.”

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Weather
4:13 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Flooding causes road closures in mid-Missouri

Old road closure signs
Credit Stew Dean / Flickr

  Flooding from thunder storms has caused a large number of road closures in mid-Missouri, Thursday.

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Politics
3:14 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Missouri's Department of Transportation Director takes medical leave, will retire

The director of Missouri's Department of Transportation is taking a medical leave of absence and plans to resign his post.

The department announced Thursday that Kevin Keith's leave is effective immediately and he will resign July 1.

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.

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PM Newscasts
5:55 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Newscast for August 17, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri receives $6 million for transportation projects
  • Health care measure's language battled over in court
  • Quicksand popping up along rivers

Politics
9:18 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Warm winter temperatures lead to MoDOT maintenance

Warm temperatures this winter and spring have the Missouri Department of Transportation painting and repairing the roads it was plowing all winter last year.

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