Missouri Wins Federal Approval of $4,000,000,000 Interstate 70 Project, May Seek Sales Tax Funding

“The public has repeatedly told us about their concerns with safety issues regarding truck traffic. This enhances safety.” So says Bob Brendel, project manager for I-70 environmental studies.

The remedy for those “concerns”? A $4,000,000,000 project to divide semi-truck traffic from auto traffic on I-70 across the state of Missouri. The idea, if not funding itself, has been approved by the Federal Highway Administration. I wonder what would happen if the public repeatedly told someone about their concerns with transportation issues regarding light rail and mass transit. I say that in the fashion of the twice-failed Metro sales tax ballot initiatives we put the $4,000,000,000 I-70 project to a statewide popular vote.