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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - Missouri transportation are searching for a way to keep moving after their budget was slashed in half.

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s funding has gone from $1.2 billion to $600 million, and the Missouri Transportation Alliance has held meetings across the state looking for a solution to the funding crisis.

Joe Paddock with the Alliance said one option is to increase revenue for the state’s transportation. However, he is against a discussed increase in the gas tax. He said rising gas prices mean less gallons purchased and less revenue for MoDOT. Paddock said vehicle sales tax and license fees could be raised to recover some revenue.

Organizers have been meeting across the state for the past 18 months to gauge attitudes toward Missouri transportation.

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