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MoDOT News Release 

June 30, 2014 11:47 AM
Comment Period Closes July 3 for Regional Transportation Priorities List

JEFFERSON CITY - Only a few days remain for Missourians to share their thoughts about the draft regional transportation priorities list that was released June 13 by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

Local planning agencies and transportation partners worked with the commission to develop the list, which was required as part of the provisions of Constitutional Amendment 7. The comment period closes at 5 p.m. on July 3.

With approximately $4.8 billion in transportation projects and improvements reaching every county in the state, feedback from the public is critical.

"Everyone benefits from transportation, but this priority list must demonstrate a collaborative effort to reach the specific needs Missourians told us were most important," said MoDOT's Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger.

MoDOT has held public meetings in every region of the state to gather input and answer questions about the priorities list. Over 900 comments have been received so far.

"If you couldn't make it to a public meeting, take some time this week to review the priorities list and tell us what you think," said Hassinger.

The entire transportation priorities list and an online comment form are available at www.modot.org/movingforward. After all public comments are reviewed, the draft list will be updated and approved by the commission at its July 9 meeting.

On August 5, Missouri voters will decide on Amendment 7, a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri's sales tax by ¾ of a cent. All proceeds from the 10-year tax would go toward much-needed transportation improvements across the state.

For more information, visit www.modot.org/movingforward or contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).

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