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MoDOT News Release 

May 09, 2014 01:25 PM
MoDOT Announces Online Discussion Session on Freight System Priorities

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation invites business and local leaders in the state, along with freight and industry stakeholders, to participate in a webinar at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, to continue discussions regarding funding of Missouri's freight infrastructure.

The webinar is an opportunity for stakeholders who were unable to attend recent regional forums to participate in the planning process. Recently, nearly 100 stakeholders participated in these forums. They shared their thoughts on how MoDOT can best prioritize investments in freight projects with very limited funds today and with additional funds in the future.

To participate in the webinar, log in to bit.ly/freight-webinar while at the same time dialing 1-866-429-9395 (Conference code: 816-823-6198). Alternatively, go to MoFreightPlan.org and follow the link at the top of the page for full instructions.

If you can't participate in the webinar, you may also express your views by visiting the "Let Us Know What You Think" section at the bottom of the home page of MoFreightPlan.org. This section offers the option to fill out a survey or to send an email with free-form comments. The survey will be available until 5 p.m. on May 13.

From its rivers to its rails, highways and airways, Missouri is a national freight hub. Recognizing that its central location and freight network are key economic assets, MoDOT is working with stakeholders to develop a plan for strengthening the freight network to attract new jobs and lay the groundwork for Missouri's future growth.

The Missouri Department of Transportation launched this Missouri Freight Plan as the next step in a process begun in 2013 to develop the state's long-range transportation plan. MoDOT will release a draft version of the Freight Plan this summer.


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