February 19, 2015 TAC Meeting
MoDOT’s financial forecast projects that in 2017 the department’s construction budget will drop to $325 million annually. MoDOT is proposing to focus limited funding on taking care of Missouri’s primary routes which they are calling Missouri’s 325 System. View “Tough Choices Ahead” which provides a vision of roads and bridges at these reduced funding levels.
MoDOT Submits Report on I-70 Tolling Options
In December, Governor Jay Nixon asked the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to put together a report with options for tolling Interstate 70 in order to reconstruct and expand the facility. Click the image below for a link to the report.
MO Rides Working to Help Those with Transportation Challenges
MO Rides referral service works with transportation providers to coordinate affordable rides for people with transportation challenges. Visit the new website morides.org for information.
MACOG Transportation Planner’s Group Award
BRPC Senior Planner Krishna Kunapareddy (at left in photo) attended the National Association of Development Organization (NADO) Rural Transportation Conference in December. The Missouri Association of Councils of Government Transportation Planner’s Group received the NADO 2014 Excellence in Transportation Award. The award was received due to extensive involvement in the planning process as well as the project selection for the Amendment 7 campaign. Congratulations and Thank You to Krishna and the BRPC Transportation Advisory Committee for all of your work and the many hours devoted to transportation planning for the Boonslick Region!
Boonslick Transportation Advisory Committee
The Boonslick Regional Planning Committee Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) works closely with the Missouri Department of Transportation to identify and prioritize needs within the region. The TAC includes 27 members, with 9 representatives from each county (Lincoln, Montgomery & Warren) appointed from the following backgrounds:
- Retail/commercial/residential development
- Economic development/chamber of commerce
- Emergency services
- Special needs population
- Private citizens.
The TAC meets quarterly, though it may meet more often if necessary. The meetings are open to the public. Transportation improvements identified by the TAC are presented to the BRPC membership for approval and forwarded to MoDOT for funding consideration.