Missouri Lawmakers Study “All Possibilities for I-70”

Missourinet.com reports that House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho) says “lawmakers are currently studying all possibilities to replace crumbling I-70 and transportation in general.” Reiboldt tells the website, “Toll roads aren’t very popular, but they’re popular with some people. A gas tax increase, perhaps a few fee increases, but these are ideas that we’re all just kicking around right now.” He also notes that it is likely there will be no legislative action this year on I-70. The report adds that MoDOT still has “‘conditional provisional’ approval from the Federal Highway Administration to rebuild I-70 as a toll road. Voters would likely have to approve that, depending on how any enabling legislation is written.”