MoDOT Coordinates Open House Meetings to Discuss Amendment 7 Transportation Improvements

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MoDOTAfter years of work by local planning agencies and transportation partners, Missourians are now asked to weigh in on a list of transportation projects and improvements that could improve safety, create jobs, and boost Missouri’s economy.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has coordinated five open house meetings in the Kansas City Region to ask residents to take a look at the local priorities and share their thoughts and insights.

On August 5, Missouri voters will decide on Constitutional Amendment 7, a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri’s sales tax by ¾ of a cent. All proceeds from the tax would go toward needed transportation improvements across the state. The amendment’s provisions include the creation of a project list prior to the election so Missourians can see what their tax dollars would fund.

The public is invited to attend the meetings at any time during the advertised hours to speak to regional planning partners and MoDOT representatives. No formal presentations will be made. The public meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, June 16, 4-7pm: Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Tuesday, June 17, 2-5pm: Heritage Hall, 117 W. Kansas St, Liberty, MO
  • Tuesday, June 17, 4-6pm: Union Station – Grand Hall East, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO
  • Wednesday, June 18, 4-7pm: Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper St., Blue Springs, MO
  • Thursday, June 19, 4-7pm: Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence, MO

There are multiple open house meetings scheduled in each region of the state. The entire public meeting schedule, the draft transportation improvement list, and an online comment form are available at noon on June 13 at www.modot.org/movingforward.

RSVP is not required. For more information and updates about the open houses and public comment period, visit www.modot.org/movingforward.

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  1 comment for “MoDOT Coordinates Open House Meetings to Discuss Amendment 7 Transportation Improvements

  1. Ron McLinden
    June 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Except for some big highway projects, MoDOT’s list is unbelievably vague. Moreover, they give no cost estimates. How can a citizen comment on a vague project that includes transit and trails without knowing how much would be spent and where? Regional officials requested specific projects with cost estimates, but MoDOT has lumped them all together. Fail.

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