JEFFERSON CITY - If you were charged with guiding Missouri's rail future, how would you spend your resources and what would you make a priority? A new online survey is giving citizens the chance to offer suggestions.
The survey, found on the Missouri Department of Transportation website at http://www.modot.org/ , is seeking information about rail services, challenges, opportunities, costs and benefits from the public's point of view.
"We're launching efforts to develop a state rail plan for Missouri," said MoDOT Director Kevin Keith, "and we need your help to plan properly for the future.
"It's always a challenge to pay for all the transportation services and improvements Missourians tell us they want," Keith added, "so how the state invests our rail transportation dollars says a lot about our priorities and has a major impact on the state's economy."
The survey results, along with other information collected through public involvement activities, will be used to help MoDOT create a comprehensive rail plan that will primarily focus on three general areas: freight rail development, passenger rail and highway/rail crossing safety.
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