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Complete list of MoDOT statewide press releases

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Sally Oxenhandler
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E-mail: sally.oxenhandler@modot.mo.gov

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Press Releases Date
Five Finalists Selected in Name the Train Contest     Name the Train Press Release 12-24-08
Drop in Highway Deaths Makes MoDOT’s Year    

Top 10 Accomplishments Webpage

Top 10 Accomplishments (213kb, pdf)

Press Release 12-22-08
"Name the Train" Contest Receives Overwhelming Response       Press Release 12-16-08

MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map Gives Latest Road Conditions


  MoDOT's Traveler Information Map Press Release 12-15-08

Three Teams Short-Listed For Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program


  Safe & Sound Press Release 12-12-08

Rahn Invited to be National Journal Contributor


  Press Release 12-11-08

MoDOT Ready to Go with Economic Stimulus Projects
Would Create 14,000 Jobs and Return $2.4 Billion to the State’s Economy

Pete_1 (mp3, 1.11 mb)

Pete_2 (mp3, 648 kb)

Pete_3 (mp3, 226 kb)


Ready to Go (104kb  jpg) Project List (213kb, pdf) Press Release 12-05-08

There's Still Time to Name the Train

New YouTube video promotes “Name the Train” contest

MoRail PSA (mp3, 1.05 mb)


  Youtube Video Press Release 11-26-08

Missourians Encouraged to Talk to the President about Transportation


  Press Release 11-25-08

You Better Not Drink, You Better Not Drive
You Better Watch Out, We’re Telling You Why



  SaveMoLives Press Release 11-21-08

New Signs Identify Bridges To Be Repaired, Replaced

Safe & Sound logo signs installed across the state

Bob_1 (mp3, 1.40 mb)

Bob_2 (mp3, 1.55 mb)

Robert Brendel, MoDOT Outreach Coordinator/Program Delivery Project Manager, I-70 SEIS Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Team

Safe & Sound Sign   Press Release 11-20-08

Lack of Funding for Transportation Puts Lives, Jobs and Quality of Life At Risk

MoDOT Issues Annual Report to State Legislature

Pete_1 (mp3, 266 kb)

Pete_2 (mp3, 406 kb)

Pete_3 (mp3, 375 kb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director   MoDOT's Accountability Report Press Release 11-19-08
Salt Shortage Will Not Affect MoDOT Snow and Ice Removal     Winter Driving Tips Press Release 11-12-08
"NAME THE TRAIN" Contest Announce for Amtrak St.Louis to kansas City Service    

"Name the Train" Contest

Passenger Railroad

Press Release 11-10-08
Highway Signs to Pay Tribute to Veterans     Press Release 11-07-08
Missouri Saving Lives - New Goal Announced for Traffic Fatality Reductions     SaveMoLives Press Release 10-28-08
MU’s Pinkel Plugs Seatbelt Use    

MU football PSA

(Youtube Video)


Press Release 10-21-08
Share the Highway: Operation Safe Driver Week       Press Release 10-17-08
Plug into Missouri transportation with MoDOT's E update system     MoDOT's E-Update Press Release 10-15-08
Missouri Amtrak Ridership Soars       Press Release 10-10-08
Teens Still not Making it Click       Press Release 10-01-08
Missouri Wins Federal Grant to Improve Passenger Rail Service       Press Release 09-30-08
In the Face of Funding Shortfalls, States Are Adopting MoDOT’s Cost Savings Plan       Press Release 09-22-08
Be a Super Hero – Keep Your Kids Safe When Traveling     SaveMoLives Press Release 09-19-08
Guest Commentary: 802 Better Bridges By Pete Rahn, director, Missouri Department of Transportation    

Debt Financing Chart (15 kb, pdf)

Pressure Chart (46 kb, pdf)

Press Release 09-19-08

MoDOT Launches Largest Bridge Project In State History

Safe & Sound_1 (mp3, 338 kb)

Safe & Sound_2 (mp3, 245 kb)

Safe & Sound_3 (mp3, 146 kb)

Safe & Sound_4 (mp3, 115kb)



Safe & Sound


Press Release 09-18-08
Statement from MoDOT Director Pete Rahn on Federal Highway Trust Fund       Press Release 09-16-08

Missouri High Schools Challenged to Battle to Buckle Up!

Seat Belt Campaign to Save Teen Lives

    SaveMoYouth Press Release 09-15-08
Online Map Shows Flooded Road Closures     Online Map Press Release 09-15-08

Highway Trust Fund Shortfall Could Cause State Highway Projects to be Canceled

Pete_1 (mp3, 1.37 mb)

Pete_2 (mp3, 1.07 mb)

Pete_3 (mp3, 369 kb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director     Press Release 09-05-08

State’s Commuter Lot Use Up 21 Percent

High Gas Prices Push Carpooling Up

      Press Release 08-29-08
MoDOT Hosting Online Public Meeting on Truck-Only Lanes Concept for I-70       Press Release 08-28-08
Left Lane Now Restricted for Big Trucks in Certain Areas of St. Louis, Kansas City       Press Release 08-28-08
MO Lives Saved on Missouri Roads    

Traffic Safety Facts 2006 (569 kb, pdf)

Traffic Safety Facts 2007 (368 kb, pdf)


Press Release 08-15-08
New Web Site Connects Public With MoDOT Speakers     Request a Speaker Webpage Press Release 08-12-08
Missouri Highways Climb In National Rankings     Reason Foundation's Full Report Press Release 08-11-08
Missouri Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers     SaveMoLives Press Release 08-07-08
Missouri Bridges Safe for Travel  

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell

MoDOT Director Pete Rahn

  Press Release 07-29-08
MoDOT’s Sign Shop Makes Roads Safer One Sign at a Time       Press Release 07-16-08
MoDOT Making Widgets     Widgets Webpage Press Release 07-14-08
A Conversation for Moving Missouri Forward     A Conversation for Moving Missouri Forward Booklet   07-09-08

Going the ‘Extra Miles’ for Trash Pick-Up


Richard McAllister 1

Richard McAllister 2

Press Release 07-07-08

Missouri Ports Receive Record-High State Funding

Several Major Improvement Projects In The Works

    Missouri port locations Press Release 07-03-08
Five-Year Transportation Program Approved, Shows Looming Drop in Funding     Updated STIP Press Release 07-02-08

Missouri Supplies $5 Million for Improved Amtrak Service

Wiil fund new capacity on cross-state route

      Press Release 07-01-08
The Slow Down Payoff? -- Money and Lives
Drive Carefully During The Busy Summer Travel Season
      Press Release 06-27-08
Missouri Rest Areas Going to the Birds       Press Release 06-16-08
MoDOT Director Testifies in Washington D.C. on Looming Transportation Funding Crisis    

Pete Rahn Congressional Testimony (24 kb, pdf)

Press Release 06-05-08
MoDOT Posts New Videos on YouTube Showcasing Projects and Highway Safety Efforts    


Press Release 05-30-08
Top 10 Work Zones to Watch out for in 2008    

Top 10 Work Zone Map

(pdf and Flash versions)

Press Release 05-19-08

Five-Year Transportation Program Includes Last Hurrah of New Projects

New Major Projects Added

    STIP Map Press Release 05-14-08

Buckle Up Day and Night

Click It or Ticket

    SaveMOlives Press Release 05-09-08
Sheryl Crow Encourages Missouri Teens to Buckle Up     SaveMOYouth Press Release 05-06-08
MU Football Coach Gary Pinkel Promotes Motorcycle Safety Look. Learn. Arrive Alive.     SaveMOlives Press Release 04-28-08

Agencies Team Up With Kids To Plant Half A Million Trees

“Trees For Tomorrow” Program Under Way Today – National Arbor Day

  Tree Planting Logo (57 kb, pdf)   Press Release 04-25-08
YouTube Video Shows How Dedicated Truck Lanes Could Work     MoDOTVideo Press Release 04-24-08

MoDOT Recognized for Protecting Mother Earth

Agency Uses Enough Alternative Fuel to Drive a Car to Mars and Back

      Press Release 04-23-08

Final Update - All 2,500 Bridge Inspections Now Complete, No Damage Found

Update - 2,000 Bridges Now Inspected, No Damage So Far

MoDOT Inspecting 2,500 Bridges After Earthquake



Earthquake Response Webpage

Bridge Inspection Sheet (pdf, 56kb)


Press Release (Final Update - 4:00pm)

Press Release (Updated - 2:30pm)

Press Release

MoDOT Offers New Airport Directory And Travel Guide     Missouri 2008-2009 Airport  Directory & Travel Guide Press Release 04-17-08
MoDOT Awarded as Owner of the Year For Innovations with Design-Build Projects    

The New I-64

Safe & Sound

Press Release 04-17-08
Legislature Honors MoDOT Crews     Resolution Press Release 04-16-08
MoDOT Blog Seeks Your Comments     MoDOT Blog Press Release 04-14-08
Save Gas, Time With MoDOT’s 2008 Construction Map       Press Release 04-08-08
Check MoDOT’s Online Map For Latest Flood Closings       Press Release 03-31-08
Missouri’s Roadsides and Waterways Need Spring Cleaning       Press Release 03-31-08
Drivers Reminded Not to Barrel Through Work Zones Buildings and Landmarks Lit Orange to Promote Work Zone Awareness Week  

Unity Tower, Kansas City

Planetarium, St. Louis

Lumiere Place, St. Louis

St. Louis Zoo

Emerson Bridge, Cape Girardeau

Kiener Plaza

MoDOT, Jefferson City

MoDOT, Jefferson City 2

State Farm, Columbia

  Press Release 03-28-08
Battle of the Belt Conquered by Missouri High Schools     SaveMOYouth  Website Press Release 03-28-08

Drivers Reminded Not to Barrel Through Work Zones
Buildings and Landmarks Lit Orange to Promote Work Zone Awareness Week


    Operation Orange Website Press Release 03-28-08
Law Enforcement Agencies Participating in Teen Safety Belt Campaign     SaveMOYouth  Website Press Release 03-27-08

78 Percent of Missouri’s Major Roads in Good Condition

Up From Only 46 Percent Three Years Ago

      Press Release 03-26-08

MoDOT, Amtrak Outline Funding Proposal To Revitalize Passenger Rail Service in Missouri

“Current Service Is Unacceptable”



Amtrak Proposal  (pdf 265kb)

Ridership Graph Handout (pdf 42kb)

Press Release 03-24-08
Online Map Shows Flooding Locations     Online Map Press Release 03-18-08
MoDOT Director Welcomes New Highways and Transportation Commissioner       Press Release 03-17-08

$50 Million Cost Savings Means More Highway Projects Sooner

    Project List Press Release 03-12-08
Highway Commission Selects New Chairman  

Chairman Duane Michie

(tif 1.3 mb)

  Press Release 03-12-08

Median Guard Cable Virtually Eliminating Crossover Deaths on Missouri Interstates

Fatalities Down From 55 to 2, New Numbers Show


Guard Cable-1

Guard Cable-2

Guard Cable-3

Guard Cable-4

  Press Release 03-10-08
MoDOT Using Enough Salt This Winter to Fill Mizzou Arena       Press Release 03-05-08
MoDOT Travel Map Viewed 1.5 Million Times This Winter     MoDOT Traveler Information Map Press Release 03-03-08
National Study Gives Missouri’s Transportation System High Marks       Press Release 03-03-08
Missouri and Illinois Agreement on New Mississippi River Bridge  

New Bridge Animation 1

New Bridge Animation 2

Fact Sheet Press Release 02-28-08
Battle of the Belt Conquered by Missouri High Schools     SaveMOlives Press Release 02-19-08

Filet Mignon Expectations, Filet O' Fish Funding

MoDOT Director Delivers State of Transportation Address

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director Pete Rahn Photo (tif, 6.3 mb)

Full Transcript (pdf 50kb)




Press Release 02-06-08
Safe & Sound Bridge Program Highlighted In Governor’s Capitol For A Day Visit     Safe & Sound Website Press Release 02-01-08
MoDOT's Web Map Tracking Winter Road Conditions     Traveler Information Map Press Release 1-31-08

MoDOT Completes Preliminary Study of Minneapolis-Type Bridges

156 Deemed Safe So Far, Remaining 76 Will Get Further Study



Ensuring Bridge Safety Webpage

Further Study Needed

No Further Study Needed

Press Release 1-31-08

Designate a Sober Driver Before Kicking Off Super Bowl Fun

    Savemolives Webpage Press Release 1-29-08

MoDOT Web Site Offers News Minute

    Press Release 1-22-08

MoDOT Studying Minneapolis-Style Bridges; Statement from Director Pete Rahn In Response to Federal Findings

    Complete listing of the 232 bridges to be studied. Press Release 1-16-08
Statement from MoDOT Director Pete Rahn Regarding State of the State Address       Press Release 1-15-08

Rahn thanks St. Louisans

Pete Rahn

Radio Spot (mp3, 2.7mb)

Video (wmv, 9mb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director   Letter to the Editor Press Release 1-11-08
2007 Traffic Fatalities Dive - More Missouri Motorists Arrive Alive
State Will Reach Fatality Reduction Goal One Year Early
      Press Release 1-11-08
Rains Closing Some Minor Road
MoDOT's Traveler Information Map Gives Details
      Press Release 1-08-08


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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