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Legislative Priorities

2023 Federal Legislative Priorities

OTO supports investment in the I-44 corridor to improve freight movement, enhance safety, and improve congestion.

OTO supports additional transportation infrastructure funding to support the OTO priorities which include safety and congestion relieving projects, as well as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to support the continued development of a healthy region.

OTO supports the streamlining of environmental review processes including one federal decision and reductions in authorization decision timelines to extend to Environmental Assessments as well Environment Impact Statements.

OTO supports direct funding allocations to metropolitan planning organizations, regional, and local governments with less federal oversight and streamlined regulations.

2023 State Legislative Priorities

Funding

OTO supports investment in the I-44 corridor to improve freight movement, enhance safety, and improve congestion. Fix I-44 Pamphlet

OTO supports additional partnership opportunities between MoDOT, local governments, and the private sector.

OTO supports limiting transferring the maintenance of state-owned roadways to local jurisdictions in the case of cost-sharing projects except in cases of aesthetic improvements.

OTO supports funding for multimodal transportation to include rail, aviation, transit, sidewalk, and trail funding.

OTO supports additional MoDOT staffing to deliver federal aid projects resulting from increased federal and state investment.

Safety

OTO supports the passage of a primary seatbelt law to allow law enforcement to stop a driver for not wearing a safety belt.

OTO supports the prohibition of hand-held texting while driving for all drivers.

OTO supports reinstatement of the helmet law following a rise in motorcyclist fatalities in Missouri.

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