Latest Missouri Department of Transportation News

Missouri lawmaker wants to halt playful highway messages

Dec. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EST

A Missouri lawmaker wants to put the brakes on transportation officials' use of playful messages on electronic signs mounted along state highways, such as “Santa's Coming Have you Been A Good Driver" and “Treat the Road Like a Cat Video ... Share It.” "Those signs are hideously expensive, and...

Missouri teams with university to form transportation center

Dec. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is teaming up with its main university system to launch a new research center focused on transportation issues. The Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation, announced Tuesday, will be part of the University of Missouri System and receive its basic...

Mother sues over crash that killed her 11-year-old daughter

Nov. 25, 2019 12:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A mother is suing another driver and the board that oversee the Missouri Department of Transportation over a crash that killed her 11-year-old daughter. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Clorissa Tilden was forced into a guardrail in May, while driving on U.S. 65 in...