The Missouri fuel tax is one of the lowest in the nation. Find out what you’re really investing in Missouri roads and bridges by using this simple online calculator.
Missouri has the 7th largest transportation system in the country but ranks 47th in revenue per mile. Almost all of our neighboring states are beating us in investing in transportation.
Missouri’s transportation revenue totaled almost $2.5 billion in fiscal year 2016. About two-thirds came from state user fees and one-third from federal revenue.
Many citizens don’t know that the state shares funds with cities, counties, and other state agencies. When all is said and done only about 60 percent of revenue goes back to the state system.
Missouri’s highway system is basically maintained on three tiers based on traffic volume. Find out where each tier falls in regards to condition and what that means for Missourian’s transportation future.
Vehicle repairs, depreciation, tire wear and congestion cost Missourians a lot more than you might think. Investing in Missouri roads could significantly reduce these costs.
Missouri falls short on funding several areas of the state transportation system. Maintaining roads and bridges doesn’t allow for new projects or significant improvements of the infrastructure, all of which contribute to improved safety and economic growth.