Reason Ranks Our Roads
MoDOT is trumpeting — and deservedly so — the new state highway rankings released by the Reason Foundation in their annual report on such. Missouri has improved to 13th in the country in overall highway quality, up from 28th as recently as 2004. Missourinet has the story here (link via Combest). Missouri should rightly be proud of the improvements throughout the state led by MoDOT.
The Show-Me Institute is proud of the work we have done with Reason on the subject of transportation. Yesterday, I was part of a panel at the Missouri Public Transit Association’s annual conference, talking about alternative ways of funding public transit. Tolling, competitive contracting, private investment, and public-private partnerships are the wave of the future in meeting our transportation needs for highways, bridges, and transit. Slowly but surely, I think people are beginning to embrace that change.