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Officials break ground on historic I-70 expansion

June 13, 2024

State leaders broke ground on a transformative project that will expand I-70 to three lanes and further position Missouri as a national – and global – logistics leader. On June […]

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Senate bill: Cut shipping costs with truck platooning

March 10, 2022

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. […]

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

February 14, 2022

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 […]

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Missouri Chamber fights attempt to overturn transportation funding measure

February 09, 2022

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 […]

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Missouri Chamber pushing for restored Amtrak service

January 20, 2022

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 […]

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

July 13, 2021

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, […]

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Transportation investment bill passes in historic vote

May 12, 2021

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 […]

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Bill facilitating innovative delivery technology gets final approval

May 05, 2021

Companies like Amazon and FedEx will soon be able to deploy innovative delivery technology in Missouri thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 176. Personal Delivery Devices, or PDDs, are […]

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House committee passes critical transportation funding effort

April 27, 2021

Missouri lawmakers are moving closer to approving critically needed funding for Missouri’s transportation system. A committee in the Missouri House of Representatives has unanimously approved Senate Bill 262, legislation that […]

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Study: Transportation investment bill could have yearly economic impact of $1.8B, more than 17,000 jobs

April 21, 2021

A broad coalition of transportation stakeholders, including the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Missouri AFL-CIO, has released a new study analyzing the economic impacts of a proposed […]

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Missouri’s strongest advocacy groups back increased transportation investment

April 12, 2021

A broad coalition of stakeholders has come together to inspire action on one of the most important competitiveness issues Missouri is currently facing – our transportation funding crisis. The Missouri […]

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Transportation funding package earns final Senate approval, Missouri Chamber praises bill sponsor Schatz

March 11, 2021

Today the Missouri Senate gave final approval to Sen. Dave Schatz’s (R-Sullivan) transportation funding package. This legislation, which would provide more than $500 million annually in additional funding for MODOT […]

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Missouri Senate gives first-round approval to innovative transportation funding package

March 10, 2021

Today, the Missouri Chamber praised work by the Missouri Senate to move an innovative transportation funding package forward. After long debate, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Bill 262, legislation that […]

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Bill under consideration by Senate committee could revolutionize delivery

February 10, 2021

Having packages delivered could become faster and more convenient than ever for Missourians, thanks to a bill under consideration by the Senate transportation committee. Sen. Lincoln Hough is a Republican […]

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Transportation funding needed: Missouri Senate begins talks on a solution

February 09, 2021

As the state with the seventh largest transportation system — yet funding that ranks 45th in the nation — Missouri’s infrastructure is in dire need of investment. Missouri lawmakers are […]

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A plan for economic recovery: Missouri Chamber releases 2021 Legislative Agenda

December 30, 2020

As lawmakers prepare to return to Jefferson City for the 2021 Legislative Session, the Missouri Chamber is releasing its Legislative Agenda to help guide our state’s economic recovery amid the […]

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Pigs fly! Midwest Cargo Hub Commission & State of Missouri Announce Global Livestock Hub at STL-Lambert

November 12, 2020

A shipment of breeding pigs from Henderson, TN took off for Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday afternoon, representing the first load to utilize the Livestock Export and Inspection Facility (LEIF) at […]

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Report cites ways to make Missouri leading logistics hub

October 21, 2020

Today the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry released a highly anticipated report with recommendations to help the state grow as a leading logistics hub: Transportation2030. “Our transportation infrastructure could […]

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Transportation infrastructure remains a deep concern for Missouri business community

December 10, 2019

As a central state, Missouri’s economy is dependent on our connections. We are fortunate to have a well- developed network of highways, rail hubs and river ports that facilitate our […]

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Federal grant enables crucial I-70 bridge construction, triggers statewide improvements

July 25, 2019

Missouri will receive an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport. The grant will […]

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Bridge bonding? House Budget Committee considers

May 02, 2019

In April, the Missouri Senate approved a measure to provide a funding boost to transportation infrastructure repairs in Missouri. Now the legislation, Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 sponsored by Senate President […]

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