The Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight is taking steps to find the best way to fund repairs to Missouri’s ailing transportation infrastructure. To that end, it has authorized the creation of a sub-committee – made up of two Republicans and two Democrats – to hire a firm to conduct a study to determine how best to pay for those infrastructure needs.
Senator Bill Stouffer (R-Napton), Co-Chair of the Committee, says there are several funding options – a general tax increase, a sales tax hike, or toll roads.
The Committee has set aside $50,000 to pay for the study. The study could begin late this fall or early in the new year. Any proposal agreed to would have to be approved by Missouri voters.