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Courtesy: Citizens for Modern Transit

Study: Region Has Many Options for Funding Transit Expansion

Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.

07/23/2015

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.

07/07/2015

Photo/Bill Reker

Florissant Mayor Pushes Nixon to Call Special Session to Fund Highway Repairs

The mayor of Florissant is challenging Gov. Jay Nixon to worry less about a new stadium and more about new roads.

07/06/2015

New renderings of proposed St. Louis NFL stadium (Credit: HOK)

No Ruling on St. Louis Football Stadium Vote

“We are moving this quickly,” Blitz says. “We have a new judge who’s willing to get up to speed on what’s been filed in the case, and he’s going to give us a very good hearing on the 25th.”

06/05/2015

New renderings of proposed St. Louis NFL stadium (Credit: HOK)

Lawmakers Concerned About Public Funding for New Stadium

The effort to block Nixon has failed in the legislature. State Sen. Eric Schmitt says he can’t make a decision on public funding for the stadium until there’s an actual financing package presented for consideration.

06/01/2015

Photo: Thinkstock

Metro East Faces Multi-Million Dollar Cuts Under Budget Proposal

The Illinois State Senate held a joint Appropriations I and II Committee hearing to collect testimony about the impact the governor’s proposed budget cuts.

04/17/2015

Photo: Getty Images

Missouri Lawmakers Struggle to Find Transportation Funding

Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall.

04/14/2015

(Brett Blume/KMOX)

$500,000 in Ferguson, Dellwood Clean-Up Funding Put to Use

“The community is a good community. It was a bad situation.”

03/11/2015

Image courtesy of HOK | 360 Architecture

Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis Stadium

Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.

02/18/2015

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

State Road Funding Situation Growing More Dire

Since voters passed up on a chance to add more money to its coffers, the Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s living on borrowed time and dwindling finances.

10/30/2014

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