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MoDOT to crack down on youth impaired driving

May 3, 2012

The Missouri Department of Transportation is cracking down on youth impaired driving.

Jefferson City memorial airport gets funding

Mar 23, 2012
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The Jefferson City memorial Airport has received a grant that will offset the operating costs and pay for the resurfacing of the main runway.

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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.

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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.

Newscast for January 27, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Senate passes legislation that increases the  information government agencies must put online
  • Claire McCaskill announces her $5 million re-election war chest
  • Missouri State Treasurer announces a new financial assistance package for beginning farmers

     

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The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now. 

Big trucks on small roads

Jan 25, 2012
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Cattlemen in Missouri are backing a bill in the House that would increase weight limits for hauling livestock on the state's highways. But department of transportation engineers worry heavier trucks would damage already-strained rural roads.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

Newscast for November 10, 2011

Nov 10, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley announces his decision to drop out of the 2012 lieutenant governor's race.
  • MODOT says it will support legislation to turn I-70 into a toll road.
  • The Jefferson City Council places a sales tax increase measure on the February 2012 ballot.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court decides whether it should overturn a controversial ethics bill.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will support legislation to turn Interstate 70 into a toll road.

MoDOT Rail Plan Up for Public Comment

Oct 26, 2011

MoDOT officials are meeting with community leaders and people from several mid-Missouri communities to get public input on the state’s freight and passenger rail plan.

A state representative is pushing the Missouri Department of Transportation to complete what he says is an unfinished project. A new stretch of US Highway 63 opening near Kirksville Wednesday includes a two-way stop.

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