MoDOT Presents Savings Plan to Public

8 years 4 months 1 day ago Monday, May 16 2011 May 16, 2011 Monday, May 16, 2011 5:12:00 PM CDT May 16, 2011 in News
By: Jennifer Meckles
loading

CAMDENTON - MoDOT held a public forum Monday to explain the department's savings plan after a severe decline in transportation funding.

MoDOT first presented the plan to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission in early May. It calls for a staff reduction of 1200 positions through attrition, transfers, and layoffs. The plan call for 135 facilities to close, and the department would sell 740 pieces of equipment. MoDOT says the proposal would save $152 million, which will be used for future road and bridge projects.

MoDOT's plan also includes reducing the number of its district offices from 10 to seven. Those offices are located in Macon, Joplin, and Willow Springs.

"Our construction program actually works on a five-year schedule. So we generally look at least five years into the future on projects that work their way through the system," said MoDOT Assistant District Engineer Eric Schroeter.

"We can see that in 2017 our funding has a serious issue, and that we're unable to match federal funds that are available. So we're looking not exactly at today -- we're looking down the road. That's why its important to make these changes, because we need to set our future on a right course."

Following the public meetings, the Highway Commission must approve the final plan at its June meeting.

Monday's meeting is the first of eight open meetings hosted by MoDOT. Additional meetings will be held from 4-6:30pm at the following locations:

Wednesday, May 18
Columbia
Oakland Jr. High School Cafeteria
3405 Oakland Place

Thursday, May 19
Westphalia
St. Joseph Catholic School Gymnasium
123 East Main Street

Monday, May 23
Jefferson City
Lewis and Clark Middle School Cafeteria
325 Lewis and Clark Drive

Wednesday, May 25
Sedalia
Skyline Elementary School
2505 W. 32nd Street

Thursday, May 26
Eldon
Eldon High School Cafeteria
112 South Pine Street

Tuesday, May 31
Booneville
Booneville High School Commons
1690 West Ashley Road

Wednesday, June 1
California
California Elementary School Cafeteria
101 South Owen Street

Thursday, June 2
Owensville
Owensville High School Cafeteria
3336 Route 19

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is helping two county agencies with a death investigation Tuesday. Troop F,... More >>
52 minutes ago Tuesday, September 17 2019 Sep 17, 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:28:37 AM CDT September 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - School Resource Officers (SROs) will be staying in Columbia Public Schools for at least another month. The Columbia... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, September 17 2019 Sep 17, 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:22:00 AM CDT September 17, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police told KOMU there was a fatality from a car striking a pedestrian late Monday night. Columbia... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 11:20:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A woman face charges of domestic assault, property damage and driving while intoxicated after investigators said she... More >>
11 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 10:11:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. — A head-on crash in Cole County over the weekend killed a St. Louis County couple travelling... More >>
11 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 9:45:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Hickman High School got its first eSports club five years ago, but this year, it's finally getting its... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis-based company is offering free test-preparation classes for high school students in... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 2:25:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The city did not collect curbside recycling on Monday due to what they are calling "severe collection staff... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 1:28:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
MILLER COUNTY - A man pleaded guilty Monday to child molestation, prosecutors said. Dillon J. Robertson pleaded guilty to... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 1:12:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Interim Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones will officially remove the interim label from his job title at Monday... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 12:47:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police Chief Geoff Jones was sworn in Monday night during a Columbia City Council meeting. Jones became interim... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 12:47:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Adults who never received a high school diploma will soon have a second chance to go back to... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 9:27:00 AM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A family of four is getting help from the Red Cross after a fire forced them from... More >>
1 day ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 4:32:00 AM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The River City Habitat for Humanity housed more than 1 million nails over the weekend. Mid... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:31:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The mother of one of the victims in Columbia's two weekend homicides described her daughter as "a really... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:05:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in News
To start this climate conversation, we have to begin somewhere. So, let's start with the basics: the difference between weather... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:45:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in Climate
JEFFERSON CITY - Three people died in a crash Sunday afternoon in Cole County while a driver fled from police... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:39:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Interim Police Chief Geoff Jones will officially make the switch to permanent police chief in a swearing-in Monday.... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:40:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 76°
10am 82°
11am 85°
12pm 87°
1pm 89°