Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

8:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Officials Say MoDot Needs New Cash Flow For Maintenance, Improvements

Slogans on display at Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission event for local media.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Missouri will be fortunate to keep the highways and bridges it has for the next 20 years, much less do any new construction. That was the bleak message from State Highway officials delivered at a Kansas City presentation Thursday.

MoDOT spent months listening to  the public and local officials to put together a tentative long-range plan.

MoDOT Director Dave Nichols counts 12,000 suggested projects, far beyond what he calls a funding reality. Highway and Transportation Commission Chair Joe Carmichael said his group’s role is to find what Missourians want.

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9:13 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Transportation Commission Proposes One-Cent Sales Tax


The head of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has unveiled a plan for funding the state’s aging highways and bridges with a new one-cent sales tax.

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