Our state, like many others, is facing economic challenges in the days ahead. But with these challenges we will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape Missouri’s economic and transportation future. All evidence points to a substantial economic stimulus package being approved by the federal government in the weeks ahead. Transportation infrastructure funds will be a very important aspect of the federal program. To that end, the Missouri Department of Transportation has compiled a list of ready-to-go projects for the anticipated funds. We must keep in mind that just because a project is ready, it may not be the best use of these dollars.
LETTER: Make federal road dollars stretch as far as possible
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