MoDOT is asking Missourians, “If you were charged with guiding Missouri’s rail future, how would you spend your resources and what would you make a priority?”

 A new online survey is giving citizens the chance to offer suggestions. The survey, found on the Missouri Department of Transportation website at , is seeking information about rail services, challenges, opportunities, costs and benefits from the public’s point of view.  

“We’re launching efforts to develop a state rail plan for Missouri,” said MoDOT Director Kevin Keith, “and we need your help to plan properly for the future. “It’s always a challenge to pay for all the transportation services and improvements Missourians tell us they want,” Keith added, “so how the state invests our rail transportation dollars says a lot about our priorities and has a major impact on the state’s economy.”  

The survey results, along with other information collected through public involvement activities, will be used to help MoDOT create a comprehensive rail plan that will primarily focus on three general areas:  freight rail development, passenger rail and highway/rail crossing safety.