Regional planning officials from throughout the state gather in Jefferson City to discuss future statewide transportation priorities – and how to fund them.
State Transportation Director Pete Rahn says the money that has funded a lot of the recent transportation projects is drying up, with the search on for new sources of revenue. This is not the first time Rahn has sounded the alarm.
Rahn points out this is a political process, one with many options – including the raising of taxes – to secure funding for the future. Rahn makes it clear the State Transportation Department will not be involved in that process, but will be available to give lawmakers the information they need to make the decisions that must be made.