Huge dividends on the state’s roadways are what the state Transportation Departments says Missourians are seeing… and feeling. Director Pete Rahn says 2005 was a record year in highway construction and 2006 beat that record with even more highway production and improvement. But, he says funding for those improvements is approaching a steep cliff that Missourians cannot afford to face. Rahn says the department averages 1.4 billion dollars a year on current road construction. But, he says that won’t last long because funding is slated to see an 800 million dollar decrease in just three years… and for Rahn, 600 million dollars for transportation efforts just won’t cut it. He says both the public and the legislature need to act now in securing more money for state transportation.
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