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Missouri Highways and Transportation Chairman Joe Carmichael discusses the Commission’s decision to stop adding projects to the state transportation improvement program, saying, “Believe me when I say this is not what we wanted to do, but when considering the financial forecast for the rest of this decade, we had no choice. We aren't even going to have enough money to maintain the transportation system we have today." Click image above to view the press conference video.

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Bleak Financial Forecast for MoDOT
MHTC Stops Adding Projects and Suspends Popular Cost-Share Program

Uncertainty about future federal funding, declining fuel tax proceeds and increasing costs of doing business have spurred the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) to stop adding new projects to its five-year construction budget and to suspend its popular Cost-Share Program. The MHTC voted to do so at its Jan. 8 meeting.

MHTC Chairman Joe Carmichael, MoDOT Director Dave Nichols and MoDOT Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger discussed the foreboding financial future at last week's annual Missouri Transportation Conference in Jefferson City, co-sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Farm Bureau, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT.

 
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Amtrak Hot Savings on Amtrak Missouri River Runner Winter Fares; Save 20 Percent Through March

The weather outside might get frightful, but this winter, savings on Amtrak travel are delightful. Missouri River Runner passengers can save 20 percent on adult fares for travel Jan. 2 through March 31.

Book your seat using discount code V539 effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Read more on these great deals! - Winter Discounts, or visit Amtrak.com


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Travel Information Map App Improved

The latest release of the MoDOT Traveler Information Map is now available in Apple and Google Play stores. Whether you're an avid user or haven't tried this free app, now is the time.


Updates include:

  • More visible road condition lines.  (lines are now wider and solid so colors don’t blend with map colors on another layer).
  • Road conditions now appear when the map loads initially rather than users having to pinch and zoom for segments to appear.
  • The legend and layers have been separated.  The legend is now a floating button at the bottom right of the screen while layers is a predominately labeled button top right.

You can visit the app stores, or click here to link from MoDOT’s website - http://www.modot.org/

 
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Make Your Bowl Party SUPER - Designate a Driver, Because Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk.

The Super Bowl is one of America's most highly anticipated sports events, when friends and family gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate. As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and football fans across the country prepare for the game, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind everyone to designate a sober driver because - Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk. Safe Super Bowl


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MoDOT Launches Missouri Freight Plan

Goal is identifying strategic projects that can make significant improvements to the state’s freight system.

MoDOT has launched the Missouri Freight Plan, which is the next step in a process begun in 2013 to develop the state’s long-range transportation plan. Statewide freight forums, designed to obtain significant input into the plan from freight stakeholders, will be held beginning Wed., Jan. 29 and continuing through Feb. 7.


For a complete schedule of the forums and more information - Freight Plan 

Click above to see a video about how Missouri's freight is on the move.


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1-28-2014
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