JEFFERSON CITY - What kind of transportation system do you want to see for Missouri? That's the question the Missouri Department of Transportation will be asking of Missourians over the next few months with a new statewide initiative called "On The Move."
The effort will update Missouri's long-term transportation plan through a series of listening sessions, a mobile tour and virtual forums. The "On The Move" website launched today at www.missourionthemove.org. Visitors to the site can learn about the assets of Missouri's transportation system, track what MoDOT is hearing from Missourians, keep track of "On The Move" events, and comment on the specific projects they think are needed.
"Missouri transportation begins with Missouri citizens - the very people who use our roads and bridges, railways, greenways, waterways and airways to travel to and from work, to the doctor, to soccer practice and everywhere in between," says MoDOT Chief Engineer Dave Nichols. "Engaging Missourians to provide input is a critical step to ensure that MoDOT outlines a sustainable and economically viable transportation vision that serves the growing needs of Missourians well into the future."
The first two listening sessions are scheduled for February 5 in Columbia from 6-8 p.m. at the Reynolds Alumni Center, and February 19 in Cape Girardeau from 5-7 p.m. at the Osage Center. The general public and transportation stakeholders are invited to attend, but due to limited seating, interested persons must register to secure a seat by RSVPing at missourionthemove.org/community-engagement/schedule-of-events. Registration closes at noon the day prior to each listening session.
Details on the remaining events will be forthcoming.
Feb. 5 Columbia
Feb. 19 Cape Girardeau
Feb. 21, 26, 28 St. Louis/St. Charles
March 5 Joplin
March 7 Springfield
March 12, 13, 14 Kansas City
March 19 Lebanon
March 21 Poplar Bluff
April 3 Kirksville
April 4 Hannibal
April 9 Maryville
April 11 St. Joseph