Group to Plan Transportation Initiatives
A group called The Central Missouri Advance Planning Initiative, or MAP, voiced its concerns Tuesday as it held its first meeting in Jefferson City. MAP's task is to address what to do after money from Amendment 3 runs out.
Voters passed the amendment in November 2004 to provide $1.7 billion to pay off highway bonds by redirecting all user fees, mostly vehicle sales taxes, to MoDOT. Previously, MoDOT split the fees with the state's general revenue fund. MoDOT will work with MAP to come up with the best long-term plan for the state.
MAP Outreach Coordinator Sue Cox said, "By bringing together these kinds of groups, we get their ideas, their input, their feedback. And together we can come up with the most appropriate solutions to give the taxpayers the best bang for their buck."
If you want to participate in the MAP initiative, go to its website at www.mapourfuture.org.