If you were charged with guiding Missouri’s rail future, how would you spend your resources and what would you make a priority? A new online survey is giving citizens the chance to offer suggestions.
The survey is seeking information about rail services, challenges, opportunities, costs and benefits from the public’s point of view.
“We’re launching efforts to develop a state rail plan for Missouri,” said MoDOT Director Kevin Keith, “and we need your help to plan properly for the future.
“It’s always a challenge to pay for all the transportation services and improvements Missourians tell us they want,” Keith added, “so how the state invests our rail transportation dollars says a lot about our priorities and has a major impact on the state’s economy.”
The survey results, along with other information collected through public involvement activities, will be used to help MoDOT create a comprehensive rail plan that will primarily focus on three general areas: freight rail development, passenger rail and highway/rail crossing safety.
The survey only takes a few moments, and allows survey takers to focus on various areas of rail: passenger, freight, funding, expansion and other issues. For more information, visit MoDOT’s website.