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Protecting Missouri’s transportation investment

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Missouri’s economy is set to receive a major boost as 2021 legislation championed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will trigger the investment of billions into our transportation infrastructure. The bill would phase in an increase in the gas tax by 2.5 cents each year over five years. The legislation also phases in increased […]

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Senate bill: Cut shipping costs with truck platooning

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A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation to reduce shipping costs by allowing truck platooning in Missouri. Platooning allows trucks to drive closely behind one another, collectively reducing aerodynamic drag. Platooning requires special trucking technology that syncs the acceleration and breaking between the vehicles, ensuring a safe distance is maintained between the trucks. The practice […]

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Transportation leaders and stakeholders gathering Feb. 18 in Kansas City for Missouri Chamber’s statewide Transportation Future Summit

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It’s an exciting time in Missouri to be involved with transportation! On Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, transportation leaders and stakeholders will gather in Kansas City for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual statewide Transportation Future Summit. A strong lineup of national and statewide experts will present and facilitate discussion on transportation sectors including […]

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Missouri Chamber fights attempt to overturn transportation funding measure

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The Missouri Chamber is fighting an effort to overturn 2021 legislation that was implemented to invest much-needed funds in statewide and local transportation projects. This important new law is phasing in an increase in the gas tax by 2.5 cents each year over five years. The legislation also phases in increased fees on electric vehicles. […]

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Missouri Chamber pushing for restored Amtrak service

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is working in the state capitol to restore Amtrak’s service across the state to two trains per day. In January, Amtrak reduced Missouri River Runner service to just one train per day citing a loss of COVID-19 relief funding. The line connects Kansas City to St. Louis with […]

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Gov. Parson signs bill to repair and modernize Missouri’s transportation infrastructure

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With Gov. Mike Parson’s signature today, Missouri is primed to invest and modernize the state’s transportation infrastructure — supporting our economy of the future. The legislation signed by Gov. Parson, Senate Bill 262, will invest a much-needed $500 million per year in transportation funding for state, county and city projects. The bill would phase in […]

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Defending transportation funding: Missouri Chamber advises on ballot language, considers legal challenge

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In response to an attempt to overturn vitally-needed transportation funding, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is fighting to protect this passed legislation. Opponents have filed paperwork to overturn Senate Bill 262 at the ballot box. The bill was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and would boost the state’s economy by investing in […]

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Missouri Chamber is ready to defend transportation investment bill

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Missouri’s economic recovery is set to receive a major boost as legislation championed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will trigger the investment of billions into our transportation infrastructure in coming years. Given the importance of our transportation system to our economic future, the Missouri Chamber is already working to defend this critically-needed […]

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Transportation investment bill passes in historic vote

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In a historic win for Missouri’s transportation system and economic growth, lawmakers have passed a much-needed fuel tax increase for the first time since 1996. The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “This is a monumental achievement that will help ignite our […]

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Transportation investment bill one step closer to passage

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The Missouri House Rules Committee has given approval to Senate Bill 262, sending the transportation investment legislation to the floor for a final vote. The bill would provide approximately $500 million annually in additional funding for MODOT to put toward roads and bridges by gradually increasing the gas tax by 2.5 cents each year over […]

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