MoDOT will save $81 million over the next five years by reducing the size of its workforce and work space. By June 30, 2013, there will be 400 fewer positions. This reduction will not be achieved through lay-offs, but rather by immediately instituting a hiring freeze on 75 percent of positions that become vacant and by making sure the right people are in the right jobs. The department will also reduce the number of offices and buildings it owns.
MoDOT will save another $122 million over the next five years by cutting costs. The department will reduce spending on vehicles, buildings and other capital improvements, information technologies and materials inventory. Other reductions will be more visible to the public, such as less mowing, litter pickup and sign replacement. MoDOT will also find a less expensive way to do striping, reduce the use of consultants and use shorter-term pavement treatments.
MoDOT's Five-Year Direction (pdf 312 kb, 1 page)
A Changing Transportation Direction: What It Means for Missouri (pdf 1,5 mb)