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Commissioners Hear Missourians Want More From The State's Transportation System

Missourians desire more from their transportation system, but due to funding constraints, MoDOT will be hard-pressed to deliver what they want. That's what the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was told when MoDOT Director Dave Nichols presented a draft of the state's Long-Range Transportation Plan.

The federally required plan will guide transportation decision making for the next 20 years and is the result of a seven-month effort, through a public engagement program called "On the Move." LRTP News Release

Interested persons are invited to visit the LRTP website at, where they may electronically enter their comments.

Click here to view one of several videos posted on the website - Missouri's Transportation Vision.

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Greg Horn

Horn Named St. Louis District Engineer

Greg Horn was named District Engineer for MoDOT's St. Louis District.

Horn, a 1984 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a professional engineer in the state of Missouri, has enjoyed a 29-year career at MoDOT - all in the St. Louis area. He's been in managerial positions for all but three of those years, working in design and construction. Horn

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Osage River Bridge Opening

The newly constructed Osage River Railroad Bridge, located just east of Jefferson City in Osage City, will officially open on Monday, Nov. 25. The track carries freight and Amtrak’s® Missouri River Runner trains between Kansas City and St. Louis. 

The new 1,200-foot railroad bridge removes a major bottleneck on the former single-track bridge over the Osage River. Now, the rail corridor between St. Louis and Jefferson City is all two main line tracks.

View photos of the bridge construction on flickr.


Study Finds Airports Contribute $11 Billion To Missouri Economy

A recent study by MoDOT revealed that 108 of the airports it helps support contribute 100,621 jobs with a payroll of $ 3.1 billion to the Missouri economy.

When all economic activities are considered, total annual economic output of Missouri's system of airports is estimated at $11.1 billion. This represents 4.3 percent of the gross state product. Airports


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Realty For Sale

MoDOT is responsible for managing realty assets owned by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. These assets are periodically reviewed to see if they will be needed in the future. When no longer needed, they can be made availalbe for sale to the public. Realty for Sale

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Over The River And Through The Woods…

Before you head off to grandmas or other holiday travel destinations, make sure you’re ready. Visit MoDOT’s website to find all the travel information you’ll need so your trip is enjoyable and safe -

Just some of what you'll find:

  • Travel Advisory Map – Check your route for construction, road closures or winter road conditions.
  • Text Alerts – Sign up to receive text alerts for incidents and emergency closings (by county).
  • Mobile Apps – All the information that is available on the web on your smartphone (android or iphone).
  • Centennial Map – Request one of MoDOT’s 100 anniversary centennial maps.
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Project To Expand I-70 Truck Parking Awarded

Citing safety and economic benefits, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a project to expand the Interstate 70 truck parking facilities near Mineola.

Funding for the expansion comes mainly from a $1 million federal grant to build additional truck parking on I-70. The additional parking is expected to help prevent crashes due to driver fatigue by making it easier for professional drivers to find a safe, quiet place to rest. Parking

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Fast Facts On Safety Belts

According to 2013 year-to-date crash reports, 64 percent of those killed in crashes chose to remain unbuckled.

What a statement! When the unbuckled 21 percent of automobile travelers make up 64 percent of of the dead, the value of safety belts is obvious.

Encourage everyone you know to buckle up and use approved child-passenger restraints.

Law enforcement agencies statewide will be participating in a quarterly Occupant Protection Enforcement on Nov. 25 to increase seat belt use and reduce highway fatalities. Law enforcement will take a zero tolerance approach in the enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws during this campaign. Read more about the campaign at - Arrive Alive!

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Have you seen this?

Youth Art Competition To Illustrate How - "Flying Saves Lives"

Fighting wildfires, delivering relief supplies and medical evacuation are only a few ways flight is used to save lives. Young people throughout Missouri are invited to illustrate these and other lifesaving flights as part of the 2014 International Aviation Art Contest.

The contest is sponsored by MoDOT and several other organizations. This year’s theme is “Flying Saves Lives.” For all the details visit the national sponsor's site -

Above: One of 2012’s Silent Flight winning
entrants – Jack Zhou of Pennsylvania.

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