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  • MoDOT seeks public input on regional projects

  • The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on the list of regional and community transportation projects that will accompany a measure on the August ballot.
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      1701 W. Ash Street
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      Monday, June 16, 4-7 pm

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      Jefferson City, MO
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      Public forums for Central District:

      ARC Center

      1701 W. Ash Street

      Columbia, MO

      Monday, June 16, 4-7 pm



      Missouri Chamber of Commerce

      428 E. Capitol Street

      Jefferson City, MO

      Thursday, June 19, 4-7 pm

  • The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on the list of regional and community transportation projects that will accompany a measure on the August ballot.
    MoDOT will post the list of proposed projects on its website, modot.org, beginning at noon on June 13 until 5 p.m. on June 20. The public is encouraged to log on, browse the list and leave a comment on the electronic form. The list can be found when clicking on the 'moving forward' banner on the website's home page.
    This August, Missouri voters will be asked to decide on a ballot measure, Amendment 7, to temporarily raise the sales tax by ¾ of a cent with all proceeds going toward needed transportation improvements statewide. The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on their regional and community project lists through a series of forums scheduled for this June.
    “The development of these regional and community priority lists is a culmination of significant outreach and feedback from Missourians all across the state,” said Dave Nichols, Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. “Through our annual Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the Blue Ribbon Citizen’s Committee on Missouri’s Transportation Needs and last year’s On the Move long range planning effort, we have been listening to Missourians wants and needs for several years. The regional priority lists are truly a reflection of the feedback that has been received during that timeframe.”
    Public forums are scheduled throughout the month across the state. The Central District which encompasses Camden, Miller and Morgan counties will host two meetings; one in Columbia while the other will be held in Jefferson City. MoDOT engineers and members of the local transportation planning commission will be available to solicit feedback on the potential projects and answer any questions members of the public may have about the projects. The final list of regional priorities and the public comments received will be submitted to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for approval on Wednesday, June 25.
    Voters will take to the polls to determine the fate of this ballot issue on August 5.
     
    TIMELINE
    •May 2014: Both bodies of the Missouri General Assembly overwhelmingly approved legislation that would put a transportation sales tax measure before Missouri voters. 
    •May 23, 2014:  Governor Jay Nixon placed the transportation sales tax amendment on the August 5, 2014 primary election ballot.
    •May-June 2014: MoDOT will work with citizens, transportation partners, elected officials and community leaders to solicit feedback on project lists in each transportation region. Draft project list will be released and posted for public comment at 12 p.m., June 13. The comment period will close at 5 p.m., June 20.
    Page 2 of 2 - •June 25, 2014: Final project list and public comments received will be submitted to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) for their consideration and approval.
    •August 5, 2014: Election Day
     
     
     

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