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Projects added to Missouri transportation tax

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The Missouri Department of Transportation has revised its list of projects that would be funded by a proposed sales tax on the August ballot. Here is a look at a few of the projects that were added to the list:

1. Kansas City Streetcars. Adds $124 million in state funding for streetcar lines in Kansas City, contingent upon approval of $356 million in local funding. Finances streetcars along Main Street from Pershing Road to the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, along Independence Avenue from the River Market to Benton Boulevard, and along Linwood Boulevard from Main Street to Prospect Avenue.

2. Railroad Trail. Adds $24 million in state funding to help purchase a former Rock Island Rail Line corridor from Kanas City to Pleasant Hill for use as a hiking and biking trail, contingent upon $48 million from Jackson County.

3. Interstate 44. Adds $13.5 million for a new interchange at Marshfield, contingent upon $1.6 million in funding from the city and Webster County.

4. U.S. 54. Adds $12.7 million to expand the lanes of the highway from Mexico, Missouri, eastward to its intersection with Missouri 19.

5. Interstate 35. Adds $4.5 million for improvements to the interchange with Missouri 152 in Liberty, contingent upon $7 million of local funding.

1 Comment

  • Ace Baily

    do not tax my shirts and shoes to pay for roads, if ever there is something that users should pay for it is roads. my shoes are not destroying the roads, and as modot has severe problems in managing money, this will be a never ending sales tax as politicians love something that has automatic increase with the increase in cost of goods. this attempt to overtake chicago and new york in sales taxes needs to be put to a halt fast.

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