Exciting News For Mobility and Safety On I-70 In Missouri
Via Combest, there are numerous articles today about the grant from the US Dept. of Transportation to MoDOT, funding an study of new truck-only lanes on I-70. This is a terrific idea. I hope they give strong consideration to tolling those truck-only lanes, and allowing additional trailer rigs within them, in order to make tolls fair to the truck companies. Here is the original press release. The recent plan to hire a company to repair and maintain 802 bridges was a great initial step in realistically dealing with our transportation and infrastructure needs in Missouri. How we go about improving I-70 and I-44 is the next big question. The use of tolls (through public-private partnerships, which are constitutional) MUST be strongly considered as the best way to pay for these improvements.