MoDOT

Cheap Gas Takes Toll on Amtrak Ridership

McClatchy's Curtis Tate reports on Amtrak routes in Missouri and Kansas. Reduced ridership on the Missouri River Runner may be the result of falling gas prices.

December 31, 2015 - McClatchy Washington Bureau

Structural Deficiencies on 600 Missouri Bridges Reach 'Critical Condition'

Missouri's inability to pass transportation funding legislation or ballot measures has come home to roost in the growing number of bridges classified in "critical condition"—just one or two steps from being closed, according to MoDOT.

September 8, 2015 - AASHTO Journal

Missouri

Missouri Shows How Not to Expand Highways, Though Unintentionally

The Missouri Department of Transportation will adhere strictly to a "fix it" (as opposed to "fix-it-first") policy for the next five years, because there are no funds for roadway expansion.

July 9, 2015 - KRCG

Why So Difficult for States to Raise Gas Taxes? Learning from Alaska and Missouri

Look no further than the state with the lowest gas tax at 11-cents per gallon to see why even when gas prices are at their lowest in five years, it's still a struggle to increase the gas by less than a penny. Missouri may provide a better example.

April 21, 2015 - Planetizen

Critiquing the Missouri Department of Transportation's Funding Agenda

Without the sales tax it desired to fund state transportation spending in place, the Missouri Department of Transportation is moving forward with a new plan called the Missouri 325 System.

January 22, 2015 - nextSTL

What's Next for Missouri After Voters Reject Sales Tax Measure?

In the wake of the decisive rejection of a ballot measure on August 5 to raise the state sales tax by .75% for a package of transportation improvements, how will the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) meet the state's transportation needs?

August 8, 2014 - KMOX

Two Transportation Measures Soundly Rejected in Missouri

With 100% of precincts reporting on Tuesday evening, Amendment 7, a .75 percent statewide sales tax measure funding a package of transportation improvements, was rejected by 59% of voters. Kansas City voters snubbed a measure to expand the streetcar.

August 6, 2014 - Fox2Now

Pending $5 Billion Transportation Sales Tax Redrawing Missouri's Political Map

Dave Helling details the political machinations behind the state of Missouri's proposed statewide transportation sales tax that will appear before voters in August.

June 21, 2014 - The Kansas City Star

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