highways http://kcur.org en Examining Tax Proposals In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/examining-tax-proposals-missouri <p></p><p>Election season has kicked off, and we’re gearing up to a flurry of primaries throughout the area. Today, we’re taking a look at the ballots in Kansas City, Mo., and the state of Missouri.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we discuss the streetcar proposal that’s found its way into the voting booth. Voters will decide whether they want to expand the taxing district east and south, and as a result, expand the proposed streetcar lines.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison & Beth Lipoff 59371 at http://kcur.org Examining Tax Proposals In Missouri Highway 71: Connecting The Metro, Dividing Neighborhoods http://kcur.org/post/highway-71-connecting-metro-dividing-neighborhoods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Highways connect people and places with a speed we've come to take for granted. But highways also have a history of dividing and sometimes nearly obliterating the very communities they intersect.</span></p><p>Perhaps the most controversial example of this phenomenon in Kansas City is U.S. Highway 71.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:20:19 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 56527 at http://kcur.org Highway 71: Connecting The Metro, Dividing Neighborhoods Why Did The Turtle Cross The Road? http://kcur.org/post/why-did-turtle-cross-road <div>It’s that time of year when turtles become easy targets on Missouri and Kansas highways.<br /><br />Turns out that male box turtles don’t know any better. They’re just out looking for mates, and that journey has them crossing busy highways where too often they become road kill.<br /><br />In the final portion of Tuesday's <em>Up to Date</em>, Steve Kraske talks with a biologist from the Missouri Department of Conservation about those all too vulnerable turtles.<br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong><br /> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:53:14 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 56062 at http://kcur.org Why Did The Turtle Cross The Road? Commuter Landscape Changes In Southeast Kansas City Suburb http://kcur.org/post/commuter-landscape-changes-southeast-kansas-city-suburb <p></p><p>Drivers navigating the heavily commuted interchange of Highways 350 and I-470 Monday morning will find a different landscape than they encountered&nbsp; just before the weekend.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Heavy concrete chippers spent the last two-and-a-half days taking down bridge decks.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41725 at http://kcur.org Commuter Landscape Changes In Southeast Kansas City Suburb Kansas City Adds Another Interstate http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-adds-another-interstate <p></p><p>You might have noticed a few changes while driving along US 71 Highway. For instance, you may have realized while traveling south that the sign for Grandview has been replaced with a sign for Joplin. This is but one of several changes that will take place over the next few months for US 71, which will soon become Interstate 49.</p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:39:48 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 24526 at http://kcur.org I-70 Construction Detours Set To Start Mid-Week http://kcur.org/post/i-70-construction-detours-set-start-mid-week <p>One of the heaviest-traveled Kansas City interstate highway connections will close on Wednesday morning, June 13th, after rush hours. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:39:29 +0000 Dan Verbeck 19160 at http://kcur.org I-70 Construction Detours Set To Start Mid-Week Economic Toll Taken On Missouri Bridges, Highways http://kcur.org/post/economic-toll-taken-missouri-bridges-highways <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d77b9754abe-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d77b9754abe-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d77b9754abe-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-910679.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Jefferson City, MO – You won't see nearly as many bulldozers and paving trucks working to fix and expand Missouri highways. The upcoming five-year construction program approved today cuts away two thirds of what was spent last year.</p> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 22:37:10 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6780 at http://kcur.org No Changes In Store For Controversial Bruce R Watkins Drive http://kcur.org/post/no-changes-store-controversial-bruce-r-watkins-drive <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d77b9753480-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d77b9753480-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d77b9753480-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-907510.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The unusual, and some would say unsafe, design of Bruce R Watkins Drive is a compromise between regional and neighborhood interests.</p> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:58:24 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 6725 at http://kcur.org The Drive Of A Lifetime http://kcur.org/post/drive-lifetime <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d77b9751ae0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d77b9751ae0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d77b9751ae0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-906800.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A Missouri man has just finished a task that has driven him for the last twelve years. He's traveled every mile of every state highway. He was on the last leg of the journey this week, up in Kansas City's Northland, on Missouri Route One. It's better known as Antioch Road in Clay County. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was in the passenger seat and filed this account.</p> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 21:10:18 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6709 at http://kcur.org The Drive Of A Lifetime