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First 14 contracts awarded under Governor's bridge program
Fourteen Missouri bridges in poor condition are one step closer to improvement. They are the first bridges to be awarded by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission under Governor Mike Parson’s Focus on Bridges program.

The Focus on Bridges program provides $50 million in state general revenue for the repair or replacement of 45 bridges that had already been prioritized for work. All 45 bridges will be under contract by the end of the year and completed in 2020.

Since these bridges were already programmed in the state’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the $50 million that originally would have been spent on these projects is now available to be used for other important projects. Those new projects will be identified by local planning partners in the 2021-2024 STIP. Read more.
Grant will replace 40 rural bridges
MoDOT will be able to replace 40 bridges in northern Missouri as a result of an announcement by Congressman Sam Graves that Missouri has received a $20.7 million federal grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Competitive Highway Bridge Program.
Car seats save lives
Is your child in the right safety seat? When it comes to the safety of a child, there is no room for mistakes. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to ensure all caregivers of young children know the importance of buckling children in an appropriate child restraint. Also, remember that car seats have expiration dates. Read more.
Ford driving skills coming to Kansas City
Ford Driving Skills for Life hands-on clinics provide training for young drivers who hold a permit or license. Students and parents learn advanced driving skills in a controlled and safe environment. These clinics are an important step in the life-long process of learning to drive safely. Read more and register.
It Only Takes One
Calling all Missouri high schools to compete in the 2019 “It Only Takes One” campaign for an opportunity to win prizes for your school while educating young drivers about safe driving habits and safety belt use. The statewide competition will run from Oct. 1 to the end of the school year. Read more.
We need your vote!
Voting is still open for the America’s Transportation Awards competition! MoDOT’s “Improvements for Downtown St. Louis” is in the running for the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is given to the project that receives the most online votes. Vote here from a single device every 24 hours through Oct. 6.
This day in transportation history
Sept. 12, 1992 - NASA launched Space Shuttle Endeavour, a cooperative venture of the United States and Japan. It was NASA’s 50 th space shuttle mission and resulted in 126 orbits of Earth in eight days. The seven-member crew included Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space. Photo from Wikipedia.

Take the challenge
When you get into any vehicle, buckle up your seat belt. If you are a driver, put the cell phone down. Join the 9,911 who have joined the movement so far.

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