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Ten Missouri projects included in
national transportation benefits campaign
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is beginning a new public outreach campaign entitled
The Benefits of Transportation: The Solutions State DOTs Bring to People & Their Communities.
Designed to increase public awareness about the multitude of benefits transportation investment provides, this new national campaign uses an interactive map to link website visitors to transportation projects across the country that are reducing travel times, improving safety, protecting the environment and boosting the economy.
Spring is coming; potholes are blooming
MoDOT crews are turning their attention to the state’s pesky potholes. Slow down, move over a lane and give them room to work. In 2019, MoDOT patched approximately 730,000 potholes, spending $17 million on the repairs.
Don't press your luck
This St. Patrick’s Day, make sure your luck doesn’t run out by planning ahead for a sober ride home. Remember, if you feel different, you drive different. Designate a sober driver, or take a cab or ride share if your celebration includes alcohol. Drive sober or get pulled over.
Senate banking hearing
Last month, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna testified at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing. The hearing focused on surface transportation funding issues and the fiscal needs of transit systems across the U.S.
Read AASHTO's article.
Seat belt check!
This year’s teen-focused campaign theme - “Seat Belt Check!” - reminds us to hold each other accountable and make a seat belt check before the car starts. Wearing a seat belt is your best defense in a traffic crash. Everyone in the vehicle needs to buckle up.
New chair, vice-chair for Highway Commission
John W. Briscoe, New London, is the new chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and Michael T. Waters, Orrick, is the new vice chair. The commission elected them at its monthly meeting last week in Jefferson City.
Read more. Additionally, Michael Pace of West Plains announced that he will step down from his role as a member of the Commission.
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 12,964 who have taken the pledge so far.