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Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $4.8 billion in transportation projects that could would go into effect if state voters approve a transportation-focused ballot measure at the polls next month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced ...

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State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2014

State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

With many highway work zones closing for the long weekend, some state agencies are turning their focus to safety and ease of travel for drivers. The Illinois Tollway is putting a major focus on child safety this weekend. The agency suggests ...

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Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

The Missouri Senate on Tuesday passed a less than 1-cent sales tax increase aimed at improving transportation in the state, The Kansas City Star reports. If approved by legislature, the 3/4-cent sales tax hike would generate $534 million each year for ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

With the nation’s congested highway, one woman who works for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Southeast District has found another way to get around – by parachute! Doris Dumey, CAP-OM (pronounced Demi, like Demi Moore), is the executive assistant to ...

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Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 02, 2014

Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

What do French settlers have in common with St. Louis’ Poplar Street Bridge? Location, for one. Archaeologists with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have uncovered artifacts dating back to 1764, when French settlers founded the city, near the bridge, St. Louis ...

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Running Shingles the Right Way

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2014

Running Shingles the Right Way

By Daniel C. Brown   Correctly running recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) at the same time can be a tricky business. The main economic advantage to doing so, of course, is that you replace expensive virgin binder with ...

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VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Last month, during heavy winter storms, two plows traveled down Highway 61 in Missouri, clearing snow from three lanes of traffic. The plows -- a tractor plow followed by a massive tow plow -- gained good roadway coverage with just one ...

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‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2014

‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Bob Lannert, a retired Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) official who worked for the agency for 34 years and inventor of the TowPlow, shared photos he took in February 2007 just south to the Morley, Missouri, TowPlow plant. Morley is near ...

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Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 06, 2014

Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

The extremely cold temperatures that began over the weekend in most parts of the U.S. is forcing some state departments of transportation to rethink their winter weather plans. The frigid weather -- which, according to a Huffington Post report, is called ...

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Utah, Missouri honored for America’s top transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 21, 2013

Utah, Missouri honored for America’s top transportation projects

The Utah and Missouri departments of transportation have earned top honors in the 2013 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The American American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the winners Sunday during the association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The ...

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ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 10, 2013

ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) presented eight public and private sector organizations with awards for their commitment to promoting safety during the association’s 15th annual “Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards” on September 9 ...

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Top 10 finalists selected for America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 04, 2013

Top 10 finalists selected for America’s Transportation Awards

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have selected 10 state transportation department projects as finalists in the 2013 America's Transportation Awards competition. The top 10 projects are: 1.  Dumbarton Toll Bridge ...

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