MODOT Developing New State Rail Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation is developing a new State Rail Plan that will provide the strategic framework for the development of freight and passenger rail service in Missouri for the next 20 years.  It is important that we hear from you to ensure we incorporate Missourians’ needs into this process.  You are invited to attend one of the meetings listed below.

MODOT wants your thoughts on:
·         The freight rail system’s ability to move goods to the marketplace
·         Proposed intercity passenger rail improvements
·         Publicly funded improvements to privately-owned railroad systems
·         Investments in rail projects versus other infrastructure needs

Public Open House Meeting Calendar
At each meeting, a brief presentation will be made at 6 p.m. All public meeting sites are wheel-chair accessible.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
Hannibal
Nutrition Center
219 S. 10th St.
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
Jefferson City
East Elementary
1229 E. McCarty St.
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Kirkwood
Train Station
110 W. Argonne Dr.
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27
Cape Girardeau
Osage Center
1625 N. Kingshighway
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
St. Joseph
MoDOT District Office
3602 North Belt Hwy.
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Independence
Sermon Center
201 N. Dodgion Ave.
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3
Springfield
Chamber of Commerce
202 S. J.Q. Hammons Parkway
5:30 – 7 p.m.

If you can’t attend in person, join the online meeting at www.morail.org available October 18 through November 18.