The 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
- MoDOT Overview
- Informational Presentations
- Area Transportation System Update
- Public Testimony
- Members Discussion