Government, Business, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Fuel Tax Hike With Refund Option

Light traffic in downtown St. Louis in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit Light traffic in downtown St. Louis in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri drivers will likely pay more at the pump starting this fall after lawmakers passed a bill to raise the state’s fuel tax for the first time in more than two decades.

Jeanne Kuang | The Kansas City Star
May 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Missouri DOT Progresses With I-70 Rocheport Bridge Replacement Project

Rocheport Bridge Traffic at the Rocheport Bridge on I-70 over the Missouri River. (Missouri Department of Transportation)

The Missouri Department of Transportation is advancing work on a $240 million project to replace the Rocheport Bridge, a vital freight link that carries 3.6 million trucks per year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021
Government, Safety

North Dakota Tops Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report

North Dakota's Badlands A road traversing North Dakota's Badlands. The state also topped Reason Foundation’s previous Annual Highway Report. (garylestrangephotography/Getty Images)

North Dakota has the best state-owned road system in the country, according to Reason Foundation’s recently released Annual Highway Report.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2020
Government, Safety

20 Projects Selected Under Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s Cost-Share Program

University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Columbia by Getty Images

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently announced that 20 transportation projects have been selected to receive $50 million in funding through his Cost-Share Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Missouri Taps Into Checkbook for Road Projects

Missouri Road Projects Traffic travels on Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Department of Transportation)

JEFFERSON CITY — An additional lane on Interstate 70 in O’Fallon, Mo., and a new roadway for a long-sought riverside development in St. Charles are on tap as part of an outlay of state and local transportation dollars announced Dec. 16.

Kurt Erickson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 17, 2019

Missouri DOT Names Jerica Holtsclaw Motor Carrier Services Director

Missouri welcome sign Getty Images

Missouri Department of Transportation official Jerica Holtsclaw has been named director of the agency’s Motor Carrier Services division.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 6, 2019
Government, Business

Missouri Measure Could Unclog Cargo Routes

Cargo Routes An Estes Express Truck on the Mississippi River Bridge on I-70 in St. Louis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A trucker who regularly drives throughout Missouri said Proposition D is an important step in easing freight movement on increasingly congested routes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018

Missouri Agency Looks to Extend CDL Rule Exemption for Veterans

Entering Missouri road sign MoDOT

The Missouri Department of Revenue has applied to renew its exemption from certain federal regulations pertaining to commercial driver licenses.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2018
Government, Safety

Missouri’s Five-Year Transportation Plan Outlines Bridge and Road Maintenance

Missouri welcome sign MoDOT

Missouri transportation officials have unveiled plans to maintain existing roads and bridges and evaluate the potential for new ones across the state’s highway system over the next several years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers Hold Town Hall on Transportation Funding

Missouri State Line MoDOT

Missouri legislators will likely consider increasing user fees and placing tolls on existing interstates at state entrances in an effort to increase funding for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Danielle Brown | Kirksville (Mo.) Daily Express
August 2, 2017