MoDOT Secretary McKenna Talks Up “Possibility of Managed Lanes”

KBIA public radio talks with Patrick McKenna, Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, “about why Missouri leaders and the citizens can’t seem to agree on how to fund transportation,” and his hope that 2017 will bring a better understanding of transportation’s costs and “what further investment could mean for Missouri citizens and taxpayers.” On tolling, McKenna says, “[W]e’re looking at a more hybrid approach, such as the possibility of managed lanes. We might be able to build a model where additional capacity might be tolled — existing lanes on I-70, for instance, might continue to be a freeway, while a (newly created) third lane might be tolled.”