The 2023 Missouri legislative session wrapped up in mid-May with a historic move in support of public transportation.

The legislature approved HB4, which includes $10 million in General Revenue funds and another $1.7 million from the State Transportation Fund, totaling $11.7 million in transit funding from the state. It is now up to Gov. Mike Parson to sign the bill into law.

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