Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall.
A measure would raise the speed limit on multi-lane highways in rural areas from 70 to 75 mph.
Citizens For Modern Transit says it makes no sense to plan until new funding sources are found.
It’s no secret that hazardous crude oil is being shipped on trains that run through Missouri, but are the tracks those trains are running on safe?
A bid to provide the Missouri Department of Transportation with millions of extra dollars per year went down in flames Tuesday with the failure of Amendment 7.
The Creve Coeur City Council and Mayor Barry Glantz, while not telling people how to vote, think there’s a better way to raise revenue for transportation projects than through a $.75 sales tax increase.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a proposed sales tax increase is “neither a fair nor a fiscally responsible” solution to pay for transportation needs.
State transportation officials plan to release a list of projects by June 13 that could be funded if Missouri voters approve a sales tax increase.
A proposed transportation sales tax that had appeared headed for the ballot now is in jeopardy of failing in the Missouri House, a potential casualty of a successful Republican push to cut income taxes.
Missouri senators have endorsed a three-fourths-cent sales tax increase to fund state and local transportation needs.