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

Feds OK $2 Million for Missouri Bridge, Road Repairs as MoDOT Continues Looking for Damage


The federal government on May 10 cleared $2 million in "quick release" funds to repair Missouri's roads and bridges, with state transportation officials saying the process of assessing last week's flood damage is only just beginning.

Adam Aton | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 10, 2017

Missouri DOT Director Stresses Agency is Challenged for Resources


Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna told the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce his message included clearing up misconceptions about MoDOT’s mission. The agency, he said, exists to serve its residents rather than itself.

Ray Scherer | St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
October 18, 2016

Truckers, Other Groups Back Gas-Tax Hike in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A lengthy list of heavyweight lobbying groups urged members of the Missouri House April 26 to put a question on the November ballot asking if voters support a hike in the state gasoline tax.

Kurt Erickson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 27, 2016

Missouri Senate Approves Fuel-Tax Hike, Sends Bill to House

Missouri’s Senate approved a fuel-tax increase of 5.9 cents per gallon April 6. The 21-10 vote sends the bill, sponsored by Transportation Committee Chairman Doug Libla, to the House, where its chances of passage are much less assured.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2016

Missouri to Choose Aug. 5 on Sales-Tax Hike for Roads

Jay Nixon (right)/Kevin Anderson, Bloomberg News

Missouri voters go to the polls Aug. 5 to decide if they want to add three-quarters of a cent to the state’s 4.225-cent sales tax to pay for transportation projects.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2014

Missouri Governor Sets Aug. 5 for Voters to Decide on Transportation Tax

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced he is putting the proposed constitutional amendment to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2014