Columbia Regional Airport Could See Changes with New Sales Tax

3 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Saturday, June 14 2014 Jun 14, 2014 Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:04:00 PM CDT June 14, 2014 in News
By: Madi Morris, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Regional Airport could see some changes in the near future thanks to the proposed Amendment 7.

Amendment 7, which Missouri residents will see on the ballot this August, will ask voters to decide on a temporary 3/4 of a cent increse in sales tax.

The money generated from the sales tax will cover Missouri Department of Transportation projects of all kinds.

"Amendment 7, if it passes, can be used for many modes of transportations whether that be bike and pedestrian, airport, rail, water ways, roads and bridges. It can be used for anything that the citizens of Missouri feel like it should be spent for." Mo-DOT engineer Mike Schepp said.

The MODOT Moving Forward project list includes renovations to the Columbia Regional Airport.

The airport could see potential runway improvements, a new terminal, parking lot improvements, and pavement improvements on Airport Drive. 

Mo-DOT encourages Missouri residents to share their feedback on which projects they find most important on their Facebook page before July 3rd. 

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