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Environmental study update on iconic KC bridge
On Feb. 12, MoDOT Kansas City hosted a public information meeting at the Mid-America Regional Council. More than 40 residents stopped by the meeting to learn more about the environmental study of the Buck O'Neil Bridge and share their thoughts and feedback. 

The study will evaluate options to improve or potentially replace the U.S. Route 169 Bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City. Comments for the study are open through mid-March. Learn More .
Annual Planning Partner meeting
The Statewide Planning Partner meeting was held Feb. 8 in Jefferson City. This annual meeting brings together Missouri's metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning commissions and MoDOT to collaborate on development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Find more information here - Planning Meeting .
Gov. Parson drives tractor for National FFA Week
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Gov. Mike Parson drove a tractor to work on Feb. 19 in recognition of National FFA Week. After his ride through downtown Jefferson City, the governor was joined by more than 80 local Missouri FFA members at the Capitol. Read More.
The value of rural roads
Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst recently gave a presentation to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The 131,000-member organization has been an avid supporter of additional investment in transportation infrastructure. “The lettered routes in Missouri are rural freight corridors,” Hurst said.  Read More.
Driver shortage No. 1 trucking industry concern
The American Transportation Research Institute's 2018 survey of the top concerns in the trucking industry identified driver shortage as the top-ranked issue. Driver shortage has been a top-three issue in 12 out of 14 years of the survey. The full report is available from ATRI's website at
Governor and lieutenant governor tour bridges
Last week, Gov. Mike Parson continued touring bridges across the state as part of his proposed plan to borrow $350 million to fix 250 of the worst bridges.   Watch Compilation Video . Read More
This week, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe toured several bridges in northwest and northeast Missouri getting a first-hand look at just some of the bridges in those areas of the state needing attention. Northwest photos . Northeast photos .
Missouri Aeronautical Chart available
An updated Missouri Aeronautical Chart is now available. The charts can be picked up at most Missouri airports, by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636), via e-mail at or by writing to MoDOT’s Aviation Section, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
This day in transportation history
Feb. 28, 1849 - The journey of the first regular steamship service between the eastern United States and the Pacific coast was successfully completed when the SS California arrived in San Francisco. This arrival took place four months and 22 days after the steamship had departed New York City. Photo from Wikipedia.

Take the challenge
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