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Joseph Hunt Sworn in as Highway Commissioner

Joseph Hunt of St. Louis was sworn in July 25 as the newest member of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.  Chief Justice Richard B. Teitelman administered the oath of office in a ceremony at the Civil Courts Building in St. Louis.  Hunt

Keith Named President of Regional Transportation Association

MoDOT Director Kevin Keith was elected president of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials on July 22.  The association works to represent and serve the transportation needs of its 10 Midwestern member states.  MAASTO

Missouri River Runner Back to Full Service

Amtrak restored full service between Kansas City and St. Louis on July 27.  The Missouri River Runner resumed operating both daily intrastate round trips.  Missouri River Runner

To the Point

New Leader, Steady Vision for Multimodal Operations

Michelle Teel is the new director of MoDOT's Multimodal Operations. Listen as Teel gets "To the Point" about her 15-year history with the department, what her vision is for the the division, and some of the exciting things happening with different transportation modes in Missouri.  To the Point

Off the Road

MoDOT Sees Spike in Passengers Using Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Ridership for Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains was up by 16 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30.  There were 190,628 passengers in FY 2011 compared to 164,817 in FY 2010. Amtrak

Innovation

MoDOT Is First In Nation to Use New Debris Removal Tool

You've seen it before: The slow moving truck with a large flashing arrow pushing you into the next lane. The laborious progression as crews hop from the truck to retrieve the random tire tread, couch cushions, laundry basket, branches or the hapless deer who crossed too soon. It's the debris removal crew keeping MoDOT routes safe. But soon those crews may be a thing of the past. Debris

Have you seen this?

What's the Secret Word?

Check out www.facebook.com/modotstatewide to see how Barrel Bob can help you win tickets to the Jason Aldean concert at the Missouri State Fair!  We'll ask you to tell us the secret word each Monday (and we'll tell you how to find it) until the fair and randomly select a winner from the correct Facebook responses.  Secret Word


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7-29-11
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