Blue Ribbon Committee to Gather Public Input on Transportation

The future needs and challenges facing Missouri’s transportation system is the subject of a series of public forums across the state this summer. The meetings are sponsored by the Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri Transportation Needs appointed by Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, in early March. The Blue Ribbon Committee is a 21-member panel of business leaders, contractors and special interest groups from across the state.

The Committee will meet on June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The meeting is open to the public.

“The purpose of the committee is to examine Missouri’s current and future transportation needs and explore possible solutions,” said Speaker Tilley. “We need to start a conversation with all Missouri citizens to make sure our transportation system can function at a level that will foster economic growth and handle growing traffic safely and efficiently.”

Working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, Tilley’s Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee has scheduled public meetings around the state to gather information from citizens and stakeholders.

“Transportation is more than roads and bridges and projects. It’s our connection to work, business, family and better government,” said John Mehner, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. “This is a great opportunity to help shape our transportation system and the quality of life for all Missourians.”

For more information, or for additional meeting locations, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-888-275-6636.

Information from MoDOT News Release