Transportation Policy

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Bicycle Ban Amendment Defeated: Cyclists Celebrate "Victory of the Decade"

    In what cycling enthusiasts are calling "the most important victory for bicycling in Missouri in 10 years -- and perhaps 100," an amendment cutting bicycles from potential transportation funding was defeated in a vote in the Missouri House on Tuesday.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    House Transportation Bill Would Gut Metro Funding

    ​The US House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss today its version of the 2012 transportation bill -- a bill that could have major ramifications for the City and the counties.If passed, the bill, HR 7, states that mass transit would no longer automatically receive one-fifth of the fuel tax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    MoDOT Proposes Cutting 1,200 Jobs; Would Save a Half-Billion Dollars If Approved

    Kevin Keith wants to cut MoDOT's staff by 19 percent.​This week the director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Kevin Keith, announced his intention to reduce the size of the agency by 1,200 jobs. Keith also proposes cutting 135 MoDOT facilities and selling some 740 pieces of equipment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Senate Endorses Bill to Ban Red-Light Cameras, But Don't Rejoice Yet

    Lembke demonstrating his "deer caught in red lights" look.​State Senator Jim Lembke (R - South St. Louis County) saw his long struggle to outlaw red-light cameras clear a major hurdle yesterday. For the first time, the Senate endorsed Lembke's bill SB211 to ban the cameras throughout Missouri. The ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Road Warrior

    The rides been bumpy, but Pete Rahn has made quite an impression since taking over at the reins at the Missouri Department of Transportation.

  • Film

    August 24, 2005

    Schticking & Screaming

    The Evil Dead star lets us pick his Brain

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    The Worm Turns

    In the '50s, St. Louis took over maintenance of state roads in the city. Now, the city can't give back that responsibility.

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    White Out

    A local contractor gets called a fake as the dispute over minority set-aside contracts heats up. The city and some local contractors say he is; the state says he's not.