Safety Partners Introduce Crash That Could SAVE Your Life
Traffic crashes usually mean injuries and sometimes death. However, a new machine that simulates a traffic crash may be the best way to save some Missourians because it convinces them to wear their seat belts. Seat Belt Convincer
Work Release Program Helps Save MoDOT Resources
Using inmates from the Missouri Department of Corrections to perform maintenance tasks along the roadside saves time and resources for MoDOT, allowing transportation crews to perform other much-needed tasks. Replacing the labor performed by inmates with full-time staff would cost MoDOT an additional $16.7 million per year. Inmate Program
Top 10 Work Zones To Look Out For
With well over 1,000 construction zones active this year, motorists willl discover more highway work zones and delays than ever before. MoDOT is in the middle of a record-breaking construction season. To help travelers prepare for what’s ahead, MoDOT has put together a list of the state’s top 10 work zones to look out for, based on volume of traffic, amount of work and level of delay. Top 10
Interstate Forum Quickly Approaching
“Our Interstates at 50: A Midlife Crisis” forum will be held June 22 at the University of Missouri-Columbia in conjunction with the nation’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the interstate system. Retired U.S. Gen., NBC News Analyst and HNTB Federal Services Chairman Barry McCaffrey will be the keynote speaker at a public policy forum examining the plight of Missouri’s interstates. Interstate Forum
MoDOT Dubbed Employer of Choice
The results of a survey of job seekers conducted over a four-month period by the Division of Workforce Development's Missouri Career Center found MoDOT to be the government agency "Employer of Choice" in Jefferson City.
Scenic Byways Offer Alternative to Get From Here to There
Scenic byways are special roads that offer travelers access to Missouri's beautiful scenery, cultural riches and natural areas. These roads may be rural, suburban or urban, but the common link is that they all provide an alternative to today's fast-paced lifestyle. The National Scenic Byways Program emphasizes the conservation of scenic byway's intrinsic qualities in balance with tourism and other economic development activities. Scenic Byways
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