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Complete list of MoDOT statewide press releases

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Press Releases Date
Missouri House Speaker Praises MoDOT's Turn Around       Press Release 12-27-07
Saving Lives Tops MoDOT's 2007 Achievements
Efforts Help Agency Win 2007 Missouri Quality Award
    MoDOT's 2007 Achievements Press Release 12-26-07
MoDOT Keeps Billions of Pounds of Waste From Going to Landfills       Press Release 12-21-07
Five-Mile Stretch of Interstate 64 in St. Louis To Close Jan. 2     Map My Trip Press Release 12-20-07
Safe & Sound Bridge Program Moves Forward     Safe & Sound Web Site Press Release 12-20-07
Missouri Cracks Down on Impaired Driving       Press Release 12-13-07
Ice Damaging Power Lines Near Many Highways
    Traveler Information Map Press Release 12-12-07
Traffic Signals Without Power Should Be Treated As Four-way Stops       Press Release 12-11-07

MoDOT Hopes to “Beet” Mother Nature This Winter

Beet_1 (mp3, 520 kb)

Beet_2 (mp3, 229 kb)

Beet_3 (mp3, 382 kb)

Tim Jackson, Maintenance Liaison Engineer

Snow Plowing 1 (202 kb,  jpg)

Snow Plowing 2 (3 mb,  jpg)

  Press Release 12-04-07

"Falling Off The Cliff: Transportation Funding in Missouri."

TFF_1 (mp3, 125 kb)

TFF_2 (mp3, 415 kb)

TFF_3 (mp3, 193 kb)


Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director

Rep. Neal St. Onge answers  a question at the conference (3.09 mb, jpg)


States Comparison Press Release 11-30-07
MoDOT Winter Weather Information    

Winter Weather Driving Tips

Traveler Information Map

Press Release 11-30-07
MoDOT's New Traveler Information Map Gives Drivers an Edge on Weather-related Road Conditions     MoDOT's New Traveler Information Map Press Release 11-20-07

MoDOT Receives Missouri Quality Award

Pete Rahn

MQA_1 (mp3, 235 kb)

MQA_2 (mp3, 224 kb)


Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director

Commisioner James Anderson and Director Rahn (4 mb, jpg)


Pete Rahn with MQA (6 mb, jpg)

- Cutline

MoDOT's Missouri Quality Award Web Page Press Release 11-16-07
Stay Safe This Holiday Season       Press Release 11-16-07
Missouri's Roadway Safety Programs Receive National Honors       Press Release 11-08-07
MoDOT Issues Annual Report to Legislature     Annual Report Web Page Press Release 11-06-07
This Winter In Ice and Snow, Take It Slow    

Plowing Priorities

Winter Driving Tips

Press Release 11-01-07
Fewer Fatalities, TowPLow Invention Recognized   TowPlow (180 kb,  jpg)   Press Release 10-23-07
MoDOT Snowplow Drivers Complete Rigorous Winter Skills Training       Press Release 10-22-07

Adopt-A-Highway Program Going Wild After 20 Years

Stacy Armstrong

AAH 20th_1 (mp3, 344 kb)

AAH 20th_2 (mp3, 186 kb)

AAH 20th_3 (mp3, 200 kb)


Stacy Armstrong, Adopt-A-Highway Program Coordinator

Coreopsis (4.95 mb,  jpg)

Purple Coneflower (3.81 mb, jpg)

Adopt-A-Highway 20th Anniversary Logo (91 kb, pdf)

Adopt-A-Highway web page Press Release 10-19-07
Operation Safe Driver Week Brings Attention to Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety       Press Release 10-18-07

Missouri’s Biggest Bridges Need Major Investment, Analysis Concludes

    MoDOT’s 203 Major Bridges (Excel File) Press Release 10-17-07

MoDOT Testing Soy Stripes

Todd Bennett

(mp3, 155 kb)

Todd Bennett

(mp3, 238 kb)

Todd Bennett, MoDOT Chemical Laboratory Director

Soy-Based Paint Stripes (4.14 mb, jpg)


  Press Release 10-10-07
MoDOT Completes Inspections of Minneapolis-Style Bridges; All Are Safe    

Bridge Inspection Schedule and Results (Excel File)

Ensuring Bridge Safety Web Page

Press Release 10-04-07
Rahn Elected to National Transportation Post   Pete Rahn (314 kb, jpg)

Pete Rahn Bio

AASHTO Press Release

Press Release 10-02-07
Missouri Seat Belt Use Remains Below Average, New Survey Finds       Press Release 9-19-07
Triple the Effort to Make Teens and Seat Belts Click       Press Release 9-17-07
Be a Super Hero -- Keep Your Kids Safe this September       Press Release



Driving Edge

Safe on Our Roadways
(mp3, 322 kb)

Pete Rahn

(mp3, 312 kb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director

Pete Rahn and Capt. Dale Schmidt (318 kb, jpg)


Message Board (189 kb, gif)


Driving Edge Web Page Press Release 9-13-07

I-70 Truck-only Lanes To Be Studied


I-70 Exhibit 1 (507 kb, pdf)

I-70 Exhibit 2 (541 kb, pdf)

Improve I-70 Web Page

Press Release 9-13-07

Jefferson City Youth Wins Bike at State Fair

  Evanna Waller (1.19 mb, jpg)   Press Release 9-6-07
Don't Make Labor Day a Pain -- Buckle Up and Arrive Alive this Holiday       Press Release 8-27-07
Rewards In Store for Students Accepting Battle of the Belt Challenge       Press Release 8-22-07
Missouri Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers       Press Release 8-16-07
Ensuring Safety of Missouri Bridges   "Snooper" Bridge Inspection Truck
(5.1 mb, jpg)
Bridge Inspections Web page Press Release 8-3-07

Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight Funding Forum

Rep. Neal St. Onge

(mp3, 330 kb)

Pete Rahn

(mp3, 376 kb)

Kenneth Simonson

(mp3, 204 kb)

Rep. Neal St. Onge

MoDOT Director Pete Rahn

AGC Chief Economist Kenneth Simonson

Pete Rahn (4.65 mb, jpg)


Rep. Neal St. Onge, left, and Sen. Bill Stouffer (3.10 mb, jpg)


Transportation Funding Forum Program (130 kbs, pdf)

State Fuel Tax Revenue Comparison (43.9 kbs, pdf)

MoDOT Director Pete Rahn's Guest Commentary (318 kbs, pdf)

Transportation Panel Considers Options


Missouri Leads the Nation in Saving Lives on the Road


State Comparison Chart (368 kb, pdf)

State Comparison Chart (285 kb, ,jpg)

  Press Release 7-24-07
Five Year Transportation Program Shows Looming Drop in Funding     STIP Web page Press Release 7-18-07
Interstate 44 Closed in Springfield
(Mile Marker 82) July 7-9
    Detour Map Press Release 6-25-07
Commuter Lots Help Commuters Save Lots    

Commuter Lots Can Save You Time and Money (Brochure) (626 kbs, pdf)

Commuter Lot Page

Press Release 5-29-07

2007-2008 Missouri Aeronautical Chart Available

  New Aeronautical Chart Cover
(3.2 mb, tif)
  Press Release 5-25-07
MoDOT Announces 2007’s “Top 10 Work Zones To Look Out For”  

Top Ten Work Zone Map (884 kb,pdf)

Top Ten Work Zones Web Page Press Release 5-22-07
Click It or Ticket Program Buckles Down on Buckling Up       Press Release 5-11-07

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

Pete Rahn

(mp3, 397 kb)

Pete Rahn
Missouri Department of Transportation
  Five Year Construction Program Press Release 5-10-07
Buckle Up in Your Truck       Press Release 4-30-07

Agencies Team Up With Kids To Plant Millions of Trees

Gene Brunk

(mp3, 231 kb)

John Hoskins

(mp3, 758 kb)

Pete Rahn

(mp3, 187 kb)

Gene Brunk
Missouri Community Forestry Council

John Hoskins
Missouri Department of Conservation

Pete Rahn
Missouri Department of Transportation

Tree Planting Logo (485 kb, jpg)

Tree Planting Logo (57 kb, pdf)

Arbor Day Pic 1 (2.89 mb, jpg)

Arbor Day Pic 2 (4.11 mb, jpg)

Arbor Day Pic 3 (5.05 mb, jpg)

  Press Release 4-27-07

Agencies Join Forces for Rail Safety Week

Rail Safety PSA 1

(mp3, 356 kb)

Rail Safety PSA 2

(mp3, 356 kb)

Missouri Operation Lifesaver  

Rail Crossing Safety Tips (ms word doc.)

2006 Incidents in Missouri (ms word doc.)

Railroad Crossing Crashes 2003-06 (pdf, 278 kb)

Railroad Trespassing Incidents 2003-2006 (pdf, 277 kbs)

Press Release 4-17-07
MoDOT Turns Missouri Orange for Work Zone Awareness Week  

MoDOT Central Office - Jefferson City (3.5 mb, jpg)

Kiener Fountain - St. Louis (4 mb, jpg)

Planetarium - St. Louis (3 mb, jpg)

The Country Club Plaza Fountain - Kansas City (2 mb, jpg)

Marriott - Kansas City (3 mb, jpg)

Work Zone Awareness site Press Release 4-6-07
2007 Work Zones Map   Cover of 2007 Work Zones Map (1.65 mb, tif)

Online Work Zone Locator Maps

Work Zone Awareness site

Press Release


Gov. Blunt Appoints New Commissioner   Blunt and Farber  (2 mb, tif)      
Oldest MoDOT Retiree is 104   Abner Gwinn, the Missouri Department of Transportation's oldest living retiree at 104   Press Release 3-08-07
Missouri Conference on Transportation  

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters (3.04mb, jpg)

MoDOT Director Pete Rahn and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters (2.59mb, jpg)

  Press Release 2-15-07

Primary Safety Belt Legislation

Pete Rahn

(mp3, 473 kb)

Lt. Pat Hawkins

(mp3, 666 kb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director

Lt. Pat Hawkins, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

Pete Rahn and Rep. Neal St. Onge (4mb, jpg)

Arrive Alive

Press Release 2-13-07
First Responders Attending New Training on Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Advanced Airbag       Press Release 2-8-07
State of Transportation Address Feb. 7, 2007 Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director

Peter Rahn (3mb, jpg)

Rahn, Jetton, Kinder (4mb, jpg)

Text of Speech


Press Release 2-07-07
Show Your Love & Keep Kids Safe This February       Press Release 2-06-07
Kick Off Super Bowl Party by Designating a Sober Driver Before Kickoff       Press Release 1-26-07

Better Roads, Brighter Future

Pete Rahn

(mp3, 95 kb)

Kevin Keith
(mp3, 107 kb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director

Kevin Keith, MoDOT Chief Engineer

Better Roads, Brighter Future Logo (encapsulated postscript file)

Franklin County Rt. 50 BEFORE

Franklin County Rt. 50 AFTER

Better Roads
Project List

Better Roads
Project Map

Better Roads

Fact Sheet

Press Release 1-10-07


Other Images and Files
MoDOT Logo ( tif, 4mb) Pete Rahn Photo (tif, 6.3 mb)
Kevin Keith Photo (tif, 6 mb)

Roberta Broeker Photo (tif, 6 mb)

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