MO Task Force looking at MO transportation funding releases schedule of meetings

dollar-sign-wallpaper-7The Missouri 21st Century Transportation Task Force, the task force outlined in HCR 47, met for the first time in June. The Task Force is charged with creating a proposal for Missouri state transportation funding that will be introduced in January 2018. The first meeting was an organizational meeting to discuss in greater detail the objectives of the task force, meeting schedule, locations, and logistical issues.  During discussions Patrick McKenna, Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, provided an informational presentation regarding transportation landscape.  The complete list of Task Force members is now online:  http://www.senate.mo.gov/mttf/

The Task Force will meet monthly in different parts of the state.  It is strongly encouraged for people & groups with an interest in transportation funding to attend the meetings and testify.

Tentative Meeting Dates/Places/Topics

July 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m.          Kansas City        Union Station Board Room                 Overview of other states’ activity (NCSL)

Aug. 23, 2017, 1:00 p.m.         Springfield       TBD     Impact of transportation Infrastructure on Business and Economic Development

Sept. 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m.        Kirksville  TBD        The Future of Transportation (modern  technology); beyond roads and bridges (other modes, transit, etc.)

Oct. 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m.         St.Louis    TBD AASHTO overview of state and federal infrastructure activity; traffic safety

Nov. 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m.         Cape Girardeau          TBD     Working Session; Informational topic TBD

Dec. 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m.         Columbia         TBD                 Wrap up and working session.

 

Expected Meeting Format

  • Introductions
  • MoDOT Overview
  • Informational Presentations
  • Area Transportation System Update
  • Public Testimony
  • Members Discussion