Fast Facts

State Facts

  • Missouri population - 6,114,000
  • Land area in square miles - 69,704
  • Licensed drivers - 4.2 million
  • Registered vehicles - 5.4 million

Federal Fuel Tax

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

Missouri Fuel Tax

  • 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 per gallon of fuel tax results in $28 million for MoDOT and $12 million for cities and counties
  • Missouri ranks 46th nationally in revenue per mile
  • Missouri ranks 3rd 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 2019 budget - $2.27 billion
  • Customer satisfaction rating - 83%
  • Projects 7% under budget in last 10 years

MO by the Mile

  • 33,856 miles of state highway - 7th nationally in state highway miles
  • Interstate highways - 1,380 miles (5th nationally)
  • U.S. routes - 3,414 miles
  • State routes - 8,272 miles
  • Lettered routes - 19,029 miles
  • Other (outer roads, business routes, etc.) -  1,764 miles
  • Major routes - 5,546 miles that carry approximately 80 percent of traffic
  • Minor routes - 28,313 miles that carry approximately 20 percent of traffic

Roadways

  • Cost to resurface one lane of major highway - $121,000 per mile
  • Cost to resurface one lane of minor highway - $22,000 per mile
  • Tons of salt used per winter - 129,000
  • Annual snow plow removal cost - $44 million
  • Annual litter pick-up cost - $6.75 million
  • Annual mowing cost - $22.9 million
  • Adopt-A-Highway miles - 6,450 (5,300 adopters)

Bridges

  • MoDOT bridges and culverts - 10,385
  • Number of major bridges 1,000 ft. or longer - 208
  • Major river bridge cost - $10 million-$250 million
  • Average cost of other bridges - $791,000
  • See More: Poor and Weight-Restricted Bridges

Other Forms of Transportation

  • 122 public-use airports
  • 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.
  • 1,050 miles of navigable rivers - ranks 10th nationally
  • 14 public 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 $1 trillion
  • 58 million transit trips annually
  • More than 600 miles of shared-use paths for bicyclists and pedestrians

Safety Belt Use

  • Overall in Missouri - 84%
  • National average use rate - 90%
  • Commercial Motor Vehicles - 83%
  • Teens - 70%

Crashes from 2015-2017

('16 data is incomplete)

  • 2,747 people died
  • More than 14,000 seriously injured
  • 63% of vehicle drivers and passengers killed weren't wearing safety belts