JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Transportation has scaled back its long-range estimate of the money needed for roads, bridges and other means of transportation.
But the revised figures still show a significant gap between the money needed and the money available.
The department has been saying it would take more than $37 billion to meet Missouri’s transportation needs over the next 20 years, and it was projected to have just $19 billion.
But at a transportation conference Wednesday, the Transportation Department’s chief engineer said new projections put Missouri’s transportation needs at more than $31 billion over the next two decades, and its revenues at $12.6 billion.
Conference participants were urged to help develop a new transportation vision for the state.