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Commission approves STIP
Last week, The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the 2020-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

The STIP is MoDOT’s list of more than 1,800 highway and bridge projects that are planned by state and regional agencies. Missouri has the nation’s seventh largest state highway system but ranks 48th nationally in revenue per mile. It details an annual construction program that averages $924 million dollars per year for the five-year period. But it is insufficient to meet the state’s unfunded high-priority transportation needs that are estimated to be an additional $825 million per year. Read more. STIP.
'Lyndon's Law' signed by Gov. Parson
House Bill 499, known as “Lyndon’s Law,” which was signed by Gov. Parson last week, authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver’s license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone or an emergency responder in an emergency zone. Read more.
MoDOT flooding response and recovery
MoDOT continues to respond to the damage caused by flooding, severe storms and tornadoes. The department has assessed 83 damaged locations, spent $12 million on repairs and estimated the need for an additional $16 million in work. There are still 100 sites to be assessed, so the cost of recovery is certain to rise even higher.
Celebrating highway history
Did you know an Army convoy crossing the country in 1919 inspired the creation of the interstate highway system many years later? It’s a big part of Missouri's history, too, since the nation’s first interstate contract was awarded in Missouri for work on Interstate 44. Read the AASHTO article here - Celebrating highway history.
This day in transportation history
July 18, 1931 - The Matson Navigation Company liner SS Mariposa was launched at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts. Mariposa was the largest passenger vessel built up to that time in New England. Mariposa also was among the first ocean liners to feature air-conditioning on board.
Fatality update
Did you know...During the 2019 July Fourth holiday, there were 12 traffic fatalities. Of those fatalities,
six occurred on July 6. 

During the holidays, roadways can be extremely busy, so make sure you are paying attending and BUPD so that you
ARRIVE ALIVE.  
Statewide Fatality Totals  
as reported on the  
Missouri State Highway Patrol  
website as of a July 3, 2019:  

2019 Totals as of 7-3-19-409
2018 Totals as of 7-3-18-463
2017 Totals as of 7-3-17-474
2016 Totals as of 7-3-16-461
2015 Totals as of 7-3-15-419
2014 Totals as of 7-3-14-381

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 8,095 individuals and 458 businesses who have joined the movement so far.

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