January 4, 2018
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Save 20 percent on Amtrak Missouri River Runner

The weather outside might get frightful, but the savings on Amtrak travel are delightful! 
Save now on travel through March 31, 2018. Go to Amtrak Deals to learn more and to book your trip with this discount offer.
Reservations are required at least one day in advance. Offer valid for coach seats. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply. 

Kansas City - Independence - Lee's Summit - Warrensburg - Sedalia
Jefferson City - Hermann - Washington - Kirkwood - St. Louis

Don't forget, Amtrak is pet friendly!

Small cats and dogs in carriers can join their owners on the Missouri River Runner. To learn more about traveling with pets, visit Amtrak.com

Amtrak and the Missouri River Runner are registered service marks of the National Rail Passenger Corporation.
Join the Movement!
Take the challenge: when you get into any vehicle, buckle up your safety belt. If you are a driver, put the cellphone down.  Join the 2,105 people (291 of whom represent businesses) who have joined the movement so far. 

Click below to accept the challenge!

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Did You Know This?
This day in transportation

Jan. 4, 1959 - Tourist excursion service began on the Strasburg Rail Road (SRC) in Pennsylvania. This marked the first time in 40 years that passenger service was made available on the SRC, which was chartered in 1832 and is the oldest continuously operating railroad in the Western Hemisphere.
Know  Before You Go
Stay safe this winter with these safe travel tips

MoDOT traveler information map

Winter weather is here, so make sure you have all the information you need before heading out the door for work or fun. 

The Traveler Information Map can be found on MoDOT's website modot.org.

Traveler Information Map App
Users of iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices who update the app will have access to statewide traffic flow information in addition to incidents, closures, work zones, message boards and weather-related road conditions - 
iPhone App - Android App .
Text Alerts / Email Notifications
With MoDOT's E-update System you can receive email notifications on road work by county, by specific projects or statewide. You can also sign up for text alerts or email notifications for incidents and emergency closings (by county). It's easy to subscribe and you can change or cancel your subscription anytime - E-update.

Real Time Traffic
Real time traffic is available for these urban areas:
St. Louis - http://www.gatewayguide.com/
Kansas City - http://www.kcscout.net/
Springfield - http://www.ozarkstraffic.info/index.html

Customers can always call MoDOT's customer service centers 24/7 for road conditions and other information - 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).
Traveler information map "how to"

When winter weather hits, Missouri drivers need to know the latest road conditions. That's why MoDOT hosts the Traveler Information Map on its website. 

To make the map even easier to navigate, a short video was created to show all the options available. Click the image, or check it out here - TIM How To Video.

This image shows what the traveler information map looked like during a snow storm last winter. Almost every area of the state was experiencing snow creating a very colorful map.

Shovel smart - here's the secret

Once should be enough when it comes to shoveling snow out of your driveway after a winter storm. Unfortunately, that snow can end up re-deposited across your driveway entrance when snowplows begin to clear the roadways. MoDOT has a simple solution to help you avoid a second round of shoveling. 

Scooping snow about 10 feet away to the left of your driveway is the key. This leaves enough room for a snow plow to deposit the excess snow in the free area you created, keeping your driveway entrance clear. 

Click here - Shovel Smart, or on the image for a short "how to" video. 

Safety tips for driving in bad weather

It's time for everyone to take action to make Missouri roadways safer. You can't control the weather, but you can control your actions when driving. Watch this short video for safety tips for driving in bad weather.

Click  here  or on the image for safe driving tips.

Roadway Safety

Fatality Update

Did you know... 87 percent of the motorcyclists killed in aggressive driving involved crashes were the aggressive driver!

Statewide Fatality Totals as reported on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website  as of
Dec. 31 2017:

2017 Totals as of 12-31-17 - 922
2016 Totals as of 12-31-16 - 947
2015 Totals as of 12-31-15 - 870
2014 Totals as of 12-31-14 - 766
2013 Totals as of 12-31-13 - 757
2012 Totals as of 12-31-12 - 826

Missouri Dept. of Transportation | (888) 275-6636
P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0270