Could an increased gas tax play a role in the future of Missouri’s transportation system? A task force created by the legislature thinks so. The group is holding a series of meetings across the state to address future growth and maintenance of the state’s roads. MoDot Area Engineer Bob Lynch says without a doubt, that conversation has to include funding mechanisms. According to Lynch, the state is using deficit spending to maintain current services.
MoDot is also currently working on their long-range transportation update, getting input on what the residents want to see.
The long-range update project will be ongoing until mid-October.