Fast Facts

State Facts

  • Missouri population – 6.137 million
  • Land area in sq. miles – 69,704
  • Licensed drivers – 4.3 million
  • Registered vehicles – 5.5 million

Federal Fuel Tax

  • 18.4 cents per gallon on gasoline
  • 24.4 cents per gallon on diesel

Missouri Fuel Tax (as of July 1, 2021)

  • 17 cents per gallon – gasoline and diesel. 
  • 2.55 cents goes to cities
  • 2 cents goes to counties
  • 12.45 cents goes to MoDOT
  • Each cent of additional fuel tax results in approximately $28.5 million for MoDOT and $12.2 million for cities and counties.
  • Missouri ranks 45th nationally in revenue per mile.
  • Missouri ranks 4th nationally in lowest administrative cost per mile.

 

MoDOT

  • Governed by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission
  • Six commissioners, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate
  • Seven district offices and a Central Office
  • Approximately 5,100 salaried employees
  • FY 2022 budget – $3.2 billion
  • Customer satisfaction rating – 77%
  • Projects completed 7.5% under budget and 94% on time

MO by the Mile

  • 33,830 miles of state highways (7th nationally in state highway miles)
    • Interstate highways – 1,380 miles (5th most nationally)
    • U.S. routes – 3,412 miles
    • State routes – 8,267 miles
    • Lettered routes – 19,007 miles
    • Other (outer roads, business routes, etc.) – 1,764 miles
  • Major routes – 5,556 miles that carry approximately 75% of traffic
  • Minor routes – 16,834 miles that carry approximately 23% of traffic
  • Low-volume routes - 11,440 miles that carry approximately 2% of traffic

Roadways

  • Cost to resurface one lane of major highway – $131,000 per mile
  • Cost to resurface one lane of minor highway - $25,000 per mile
  • Cost to resurface one lane of interstate highway - $182,000
  • Tons of salt used per winter – 144,000
  • Annual snow removal costs – $50 million
  • Annual litter pick-up cost – $6.2 million
  • Annual mowing cost – $21.1 million
  • Adopt-A-Highway miles – 6,319 (5,309 adopters)

Bridges

  • MoDOT bridges and culverts – 10,399
  • Number of major bridges 1,000 ft. or longer – 207
  • Major river bridge cost – $10 million - $250 million
  • Average cost of other bridges – $820,000
  • See More: Poor and Weight-Restricted Bridges

Other Forms of Transportation

  • 121 public-use airports, including 36 that are business-capable
  • 4,200 miles of Class 1 main-line track rail lines
  • 425 miles of short-line track rail lines
  • Kansas City and St. Louis are the 2nd and 3rd largest freight rail hubs in the U.S.
  • 4 Amtrak routes with 13 station stops
  • 1,050 miles of navigable rivers – ranks 10th nationally
  • 17 river ports including St. Louis – the 3rd largest U.S. inland port
  • 1 tri-state port
  • Trucks, planes, barges and trains in Missouri move 1 billion tons each year valued at more than $1 trillion
  • 62 million transit trips annually
  • More than 600 miles of shared-use paths for bicyclists and pedestrians

Safety Belt Use

  • Overall in Missouri – 86.1%
  • National average use rate – 90.3%
  • Commercial motor vehicle – 82.8%
  • Teens – 75.5%

Crashes from 2018-2020

('20 data incomplete)

  • 2,788 people died
  • Nearly 14,000 seriously injured
  • 65% of vehicle drivers and passengers killed weren’t wearing safety belts