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Missouri officials have revised the project list that would be funded by a proposed three-quarters cent sales tax on the August ballot.

Airport fund untouched for 15th straight month

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The City of Columbia and the Columbia Regional Airport announced that they didn't take money from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the 15th straight month. 

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A Missouri judge is considering challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments slated for the August ballot.

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The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. The city hosted an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.

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A proposed transportation sales tax increase is in jeopardy in the Missouri House because some Democrats are upset about an income tax cut.

The three-quarters cent sales tax already has passed the Senate and needs just one more House vote to be referred to this year's ballot. But lawmakers have just five working days before their session ends May 16, and support for the transportation tax is waning.

When the House approved an earlier version of the bill in April, 33 Democrats joined 63 Republicans to exceed the 82 votes needed to pass legislation.

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A debate on state funding for bicycle paths caused legislation to impose a one-cent tax increase to be set aside in the Missouri House.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could let cities to continue using red-light and speeding cameras, but only if they adhere to certain guidelines and get approval from state officials.

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Missouri House members have endorsed a 1-cent sales tax that would be dedicated to paying for state and local transportation projects.

Missouri House Democrats are expressing concerns about a proposal to increase the state sales tax by a penny to boost funding for transportation projects.

Senators last month approved a proposed a 1-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $8 billion over a decade to fund state and local transportation projects.

The tax would require voter approval and would go back on a statewide ballot after 10 years.

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Two Missouri state senators are proposing a 1-cent sales tax for 10 years to pay for transportation needs.

Republican Mike Kehoe, of Jefferson City, and Democrat Ryan McKenna, of Crystal City, scheduled a news conference about the plan Tuesday along U.S. 50, several miles east of the of the state Capitol.

Missouri transportation officials say funding for construction and improvements fell from $1.2 billion to less than $700 million during the past year.

Missouri drivers may notice some ominous messages along the state's roadsides.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it has begun using its electronic message signs along highways to report the number of people who have died on the state's roads so far this year. The messages also include the percentage of those killed who were not wearing seat belts.

The new safety campaign comes as Missouri has seen a 14 percent increase in traffic fatalities this year — an unwelcome reversal after six years of declining fatality figures.

Two familiar names in St. Louis construction have won a Missouri Department of Transportation contract to rebuild the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the Missouri River at Chesterfield.

Alberici Enterprises and Walsh Construction will start on the $125 million project in early 2013. The construction portion of the contract totals $111 million.

MoDOT director Kevin Keith called it a great day for his department and the region, saying St. Louis and St. Charles counties are getting a lot from the contract.

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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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Members of the Columbia Board of Education are considering a proposal that would change how student transportation operates within Columbia Public Schools.

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A Missouri House committee is backing legislation that would let young drivers take the wheel under the supervision of an older friend or relative.

It appears unlikely that Missouri lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would turn Interstate Highway 70 into a toll road.

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Columbia Transit is looking to cut around $1 million from its budget in fiscal year 2013.

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Analysis of an agreement reached over new state Senate districts.
  • Columbia Transit is looking to cut costs from its 2013 budget.
  • Some Missourians will have to pay more out-of-pocket for Medicaid coverage under new state plan.

Newscast for February 6, 2012

Feb 6, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Lawmaker wants to allow school districts lease advertising space on buses
  • Public schools celebrate Black History Month
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A Missouri lawmaker wants to let school districts lease advertising space on buses to help cover transportation costs.