Gov. Blunt Signs Bills to Dramatically Improve Missouri Bridges
Legislation Fast Tracks Plan to Improve 800 Missouri Bridges
Gov. Matt Blunt recently signed legislation paving the way to repair or replace more than 800 Missouri bridges by 2012. The Missouri bridge plan has become a national model for other states. Bridge Bills
MoDOT officials met with regional planning agency representatives recently to talk about what additional investments in Missouri's transportation system would buy. Future Priorities
Receives National Quality Award
MoDOT has increased worker safety and saved about $7 million in workers' compensation costs. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently recognized these accomplishments with its Pathfinder award for quality. Costs Reduced
New Law Affects Local Household Movers
Any company that hauls household goods within Missouri cities or commercial zones exclusively now must obtain state operating authority to continue to provide moving services in 2008. The application process begins Aug. 28. Call MoDOT Motor Carrier Services toll-free at 866-831-6722 or 573-751-3358 (OPAuthority extn) or visit www.modot.org/mcs for more information.
Missouri’s Safe Routes to School Inaugural Conference is scheduled for Sept. 20-22 in Branson at the Hilton Convention Center and Hotel, and safety advocates across the state are encouraged to attend. The Safe Routes to School program is designed to encourage children to walk or bicycle to school. To register for the conference, visit www.safetycenter.ucmo.edu.
Where MoDOT’s Funding Comes From
At more than $2 billion a year, MoDOT’s annual budget is one of the largest in state government. But with more than 32,000 miles of roads and bridges to take care of, as well as other transportation modes to support, every penny is needed. Funding
The latest issue of Connections, MoDOT's monthly employee newsletter, is now online. For some of the latest statewide and district news, make the connection! Connections Online
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