The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched an “On the Move” initiative. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Area Engineer Mike Rinehart:
This is an effort to learn what the public thinks they need to do for public transport in the future.
“We’re going to have listening sessions, and mobile tours, and opportunities to try and get some of that feedback,” said Rinehart, “We have an On The Move website where people can provide us some feedback, and through these meeting sessions they’ll have opportunities to tell us what’s on their mind. Or write us, email us what they think our transportation system should look like in the future.”
The initiative is especially focused on roads and bridges, because the state has the seventh largest system in the nation.
“But it does also mean other modes of transportation,” said Rinehart, “For example, there are 14 public ports in Missouri. We have over 100 different airports in the state of Missouri. We offer transit in various capacities. And all these things, the rail and any form of transportation, bike, ped, those types of things, all of interest to us.”
The last listen sessions are scheduled for April. After that, they will start processing the information that is gathered.
More information, and ways to submit, can be found at www.missourionthemove.org.
Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation recently launched a new initiative called “On The Move” to find out what kind of transportation system Missourians want to see in the future.
MoDOT officials are working hard to inform the public about the initiative and are seeking opportunities to speak to groups, clubs and organizations about On The Move.
“Transportation is about the people who use our roads, bridges, railways and greenways to travel to and from work, to the doctor, to the grocery store, and everywhere in between,” said Central District Engineer David Silvester. “We want to reach out to folks to explain On The Move and to get their ideas for our state’s transportation future.”
Transportation experts are also available to address a variety of other transportation topics, including local issues and projects.
To schedule a speaker, please contact MoDOT’s Central District at 573-751-3322 or visit www.modot.org/asp/requestExpert.htm. For more information about “On The Move,” go to http://www.missourionthemove.org/.