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ScottGov. Nixon Appoints Director of Quality at Boeing to State Highways and Transportation Commission
Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Bryan T. Scott, of St. Louis, to the State Highways and Transportation Commission. The Commission works to preserve, enhance, and support the state's transportation system. The commission makes and tracks transportation policy and has authority over all state transportation programs and facilities, as provided by law, including bridges, highways, aviation, railroads, public transportation, ports, and waterborne commerce.

Scott has been with the Boeing Company in St. Louis since 1988 and currently serves as Director of Quality for the major aircraft manufacturer. He also is a functional member of the Boeing management negotiations team. Scott previously served in other management positions with Boeing.

Scott, a Democrat, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and obtained his master's of management degree from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. He serves as the Boeing representative on the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Board of Directors.

The Governor has appointed Scott for a term ending March 1, 2017. His appointment will be subject to approval by the Missouri Senate.


on the moveFreight on the Move
Missouri businesses are talking about how a good freight network is critical to meeting their customers’ needs and growing the State’s economy. Hear what they have to say in this short video at - www.MoFreightPlan.org.

MoDOT is continuing to work with shippers, carriers and community leaders like you to plan for the future of Missouri’s freight system.

Please feel free to contact Cheryl Ball, Waterways and Freight Administrator, at 573-526-5578 or Cheryl.Ball@modot.mo.gov.


Transportation Alternatives Program Funding Now Available
MoDOT is seeking projects outside of the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield metropolitan areas that could be funded with Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds. Projects inside the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield metropolitan areas will be selected through a separate competitive process.

The Transportation Alternative Program provides federal funds through a competitive selection process for transportation-related activities and cannot be used for routine highway and bridge construction. The projects can be stand-alone, or part of an ongoing transportation project - Read More.


bicycleTraffic Engineering Assistance Program Funding Now Available
MoDOT is seeking projects that could be funded with Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) funds.

The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program provides federal and state funds through a competitive selection process to local public agencies for traffic engineering related projects, including, but not limited to:

• Corridor safety and/or operational analysis
• Intersection(s) safety and/or operational analysis
• Speed limit review
• Sign inventory
• Pedestrian/bike route analysis
• Parking issues
• Other traffic studies

The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program provides federal and state funds through a competitive selection process to local public agencies for traffic engineering related projects - Read More.

 
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AMTRAK
An AMTRAK Mo River Runner train pulls into the new Hermann station at the September 12 grand opening.
Hermann celebrates new AMTRAK station
Hermann is one of 10 stops on AMTRAK’s Missouri River Runner line running between St. Louis and Kansas City. However, the quaint Missouri River town known for its wineries was a stop with no station.

On Friday, September 12, the town of Hermann, its chamber, AMTRAK and MoDOT celebrating the opening of a train station.

“This station was a long time in the making and took a great deal of effort from many people. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our transportation partners to make this project a success,” said Dion Knipp, Multimodal Division contact for the project.

Visitors will now have a proper station to greet them when they make the AMTRAK stop. For more information on the Missouri River Runner AMTRAK line - www.amtrak.com.

walk to schoolInternational Walk to School Day
Mark your calendars to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 8! This global event is all about promoting health, safety and a cleaner environment. You can register your school or group for the event and learn more at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/.

Missourians should watch out for more foot traffic in their neighborhoods for their morning commute on Oct. 8.

Walk for fitness. Walk for fun. Walk to school!

 
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Watch this video. It makes a great statement about keeping kids safe - Just as Dangerous.
Is Your Child in the right safety seat?
How certain are you that your child is the safest they can be while riding in the car? With car crashes being a leading cause of death for children 1 to 12 years old in the United States, it's very important to make sure your child is in the correct safety seat to accommodate their growing bodies.

Appropriate car seats are very important for kids' safety. Missouri law requires all children under age eight be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat, unless they are at least 80 pounds or 4 feet 9 inches tall.

During Child Passenger Safety Week in September, parents and child caregivers are encouraged to participate in a safety seat check up and find out from experts how best to protect their kids - Read More.


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stan spanThe Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is Finalist in National Transportation Awards Competition
The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in St. Louis has been selected as one of 10 national finalists in the 2014 America's Transportation Awards competition. A panel of national transportation experts picked the Mississippi River bridge project from 73 projects representing 36 states in the categories of "Best Use of Innovation," "Under Budget" and "Quality of Life/Community Development."

The 10 transportation projects now compete for the Grand Prize, selected by a panel of judges. A People's Choice Award will be decided through online voting. Voting began Monday, September 8 and continues through Friday, October 4 at http://www.americastransportationawards.org. On the ballot, the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is listed as MO/IL: Mississippi River Bridge. Those interested are welcome to vote up to 10 times per day for their favorite projects. The two awards will be presented November 23 at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in Charlotte - Read More.
 
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