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

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“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.

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