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A panel created by the Missouri House to review the state's transportation needs met Monday afternoon in Columbia.

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A Missouri senator says he wants the full chamber to debate a measure allowing tolls on Interstate 70.

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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 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.