U.S. Secretary of Transportation Praises MoDOT
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters said she was impressed with MoDOT's innovative transportation programs and how the agency was making wise use of taxpayer dollars. Peters
Missourians Show Support for Proposed Safety Belt Legislation
Safety supporters rallied together at the state Capitol in support of a primary safety belt law after the House Transportation Committee passed House Bill 90. PSB
MoDOT Making Big Winter Investment, More Demand for Resources
With two months still remaining in this winter season, MoDOT has used nearly twice as much road salt to remove snow and ice this winter as it did all of last year. MoDOT has already spent more than $26 million on snow and ice removal. Snow
Alternate Idea for Passing on Missouri’s Highways
In order to help make Missouri highways safer and reduce the number of fatalities and disabling injuries that occur each year, MoDOT has embraced the concept of an alternate four-lane design on certain routes. Alternate Passing
New Signs and Striping Will Improve Safety at New Passing Lanes
MoDOT recently developed a plan for new signs and pavement markings for locations where we are installing a new roadway configuration known as an alternate four-lane. New Signs
Don’t Gamble With Your Life – Buckle Up
Buckling up is one of the best defenses against severe injury or death in a traffic crash. In the past three years, more than 3,600 people died in Missouri traffic crashes – 68 percent of them were not wearing a safety belt. Safety advocates across Missouri are banding together as Primary Safety Belt Partners to spread the word about the importance of wearing safety belts. To join their cause or show your support, visit www.saveMOlives.com or call 573-636-8167. Remember to Buckle Up to Arrive Alive.
Missouri Teens Conquer Battle of the Belt
Missouri teens are not afraid of a challenge. They know the importance of buckling up, and now 17 high schools have the prize money to prove it. More than 100 Missouri high schools participated in the statewide Battle of the Belt challenge from Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2006. Battle
Don’t Miss this Year’s Big Bash!
The annual No MOre Trash! Bash is coming up in April. The bash is a litter-prevention celebration co-sponsored by the Missouri departments of Transportation and Conservation. Last year, thousands of people statewide picked up more than 78,000 bags of trash and attended many cleanups and other events. For more information on the upcoming events or how you can get involved, visit www.nomoretrash.org.
Get the Latest Info on Adopting Highways
More than 5,000 miles of Missouri state highways are adopted in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Check out the latest information in the progam's quarterly newsletter, Roadside Review.
Check Out Your Connections
The latest issue of Connections, MoDOT's monthy employee newsletter, is now online. For statewide and local transportation news, make the connection! Connections Online
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