MoDOT “On the Move” initiative needs to hear that public transportation key for MO system

MO Capitol hillWhat kind of transportation system do you want to see for Missouri? That’s the question the Missouri Department of Transportation will be asking of Missourians over the next few months with a new statewide initiative called “On The Move.” Public transportation advocates must respond with the need for a robust public transportation system for MO.  

The “On the Move” effort will update Missouri’s long-term transportation plan through a series of listening sessions, a mobile tour and virtual forums. The “On The Move” website launched today at  www.missourionthemove.org. Visitors to the site can learn about the assets of Missouri’s transportation system, track what MoDOT is hearing from Missourians, keep track of “On The Move” events, and comment on the specific projects they think are needed.

The first two listening sessions are scheduled for February 5 in Columbia from 6-8 p.m. at the Reynolds Alumni Center, and February 19 in Cape Girardeau from 5-7 p.m. at the Osage Center. The general public and transportation stakeholders are invited to attend, but due to  limited seating, interested persons must register to secure a seat by RSVPing at missourionthemove.org/community-engagement/schedule-of-events. Registration closes at noon the day prior to each listening session.

Details on the remaining events will be forthcoming.  Please consider marking these dates on your calendar.   CMT will update the info on meeting times and locations as soon as it is available. It is imperative that public transportation advocates speak out for the need for funding to create a strong, multi-modal system for Missouri.

Feb. 5 Columbia

Feb. 19 Cape Girardeau

Feb. 21, 26, 28 St. Louis/St. Charles

March 5 Joplin

March 7 Springfield

March 12, 13, 14 Kansas City

March 19 Lebanon

March 21 Poplar Bluff

April 3 Kirksville

April 4 Hannibal

April 9 Maryville

April 11 St. Joseph