Thursday, June 26, 2014

No. 000032 On What Amendment 7 will spend our Billion Dollars? Columbia, Jefferson City

The Columbia Daily Tribune has the details

MoDOT works on Amendment 7 plan despite Nixon opposition - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Local News:

$500 billions for I-70 from Wentzville to Independence:

“The biggest single project that would be financed with new revenue would be the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 70 from Wentzville to Independence. The new tax would pay for one-third of the project’s expected cost of $1.5 billion, Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger told the commission.”

Public Trans and Airport Terminal 

“Boone County projects on the draft list include a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport, a new interchange at Highway 63 and I-70, longer hours for Columbia’s public transit system and a new public transit service with six round-trips daily between Columbia and Jefferson City.”
“‘We are identifying a lot of transit issues,’Central District Engineer David Silvester said.”
No mention, surprise, that the sales taxes collected in Saint Louis will have a substantial adverse effect on local economic growth.