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Source Photos and Images Related Materials Press Releases Date
MoDOT Providing Help for Truck Drivers
Increases in Rest Areas and Truck Parking Keeps Drivers Safe
      Press Release 12-29-09
Most MoDOT Crews Won't Be Home for Christmas     Traveler Information Map Press Release 12-25-09
White Christmas Could Make Traveling Tricky       Press Release 12-24-09
MoDOT Employees Make Highest Total Donation Ever       Press Release 12-23-09
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Please Don’t Hit Him
MoDOT Reminds Motorists, “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”
      Press Release 12-18-09

MoDOT Recaps 2009 Transportation Highlights
Drop in Highway Deaths Tops List

Watch the Video


    Top 10 Accomplishments (535kb, pdf) Press Release 12-17-09

MoDOT Receives 2009 Optimas Award for Service

Watch the Video (448kb)

    Workforce.com Press Release 12-17-09
MoDOT Working to Get More Freight Moving on Missouri River       Press Release 12-08-09
Motorists Urged Not to Travel on Some Northwest Missouri Highways     Traveler Information Map Press Release 12-08-09

New Track Adds Capacity and Reduces Delays for Amtrak Missouri River Runner Trains

Watch the Video (16.3mb)

      Press Release 12-08-09

MoDOT To Try Solar Power To Prevent Snow and Ice on Bridges

Going Green (mp3, 838kb)

Safety (mp3, 362kb)

Life of Bridges (mp3, 532kb)

State Bridge Engineer Dennis Heckman  

Bridge 1 (94kb)

Bridge 2 (121kb)

Two bridges near Excelsior Springs that will be equipped with solar warming systems to fight ice and snow buildup.

Press Release 12-07-09
Amtrak Reports 100 Percent On-Time Performance During Busy Holiday Week     MoDOT Amtrak Web Site Press Release 12-03-09

Give the Gift of a Safe Lift This Holiday Season

Designated Driver Gift Card Available at saveMOlives.com

    www.savemolives.com Press Release 12-01-09
MoDOT Responds Quickly to Provide Needed Transit for Seniors       Press Release 11-25-09
Transportation Report Asks, “Where Do We Go From Here?”
MoDOT Issues Annual Accountability Report to General Assembly
    Accountability Report Press Release 11-23-09
Don't Be a Loser This Holiday Season You Drink and Drive. You Lose.     SaveMoLives.com Press Release 11-19-09
MoDOT Invests Big in Small Highways       Press Release 11-18-09
Popular Science Picks MoDOT Interchange as Best Innovation       Press Release 11-17-09
MoDOT Announces I-64 Reopens Monday, December 7
Public Invited to Opening Celebration Sunday, December 6
    thenewi64.org Press Release 11-06-09
Highway Signs to Honor Veterans       Press Release 11-06-09
MoDOT Working Like There’s “Snow” Tomorrow       Press Release 11-05-09
MoDOT Celebrates a Safe & Sound Centennial
107 Better Bridges Have Been Delivered

Videos and Photos

Watch Youtube Video

  Press Release 11-03-09
Rahn Named a Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine     The Governing magazine Press Release 11-02-09
MoDOT Bans Employees from Texting While Operating Agency Vehicles       Press Release 11-02-09
Heavy Harvest Hauls Allowed MoDOT Eases Truck Regulations for Row Crop Transportation    



Press Release 10-30-09
MoDOT Sells Last Round of Amendment 3 Bonds       Press Release 10-29-09

Missouri Loses Millions in Federal Transportation Funds

Pete Rahn_1 (mp3, 587 kb)

Pete Rahn_2 (mp3, 715 kb)

Pete Rahn_3 (mp3, 3.07 kb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director  

FY2009 Rescission (pdf, 11kb)

FY2009 Rescission  STP Large Urban (pdf, 7.8kb)

FY2009 Rescission Bro (pdf, 14kb)

FY2009 Rescission STP Ehancemenst (pdf, 7.84kb)

FY2009 Rescission  CMAQ (pdf, 7.73kb)


Press Release 10-22-09
Huge Crane Travels Up Missouri River!
The journey from St. Louis to Kansas City started today
      Press Release 10-22-09
Don't Let Halloween Turn Into a Real Nightmare
You Drink and Drive. You Lose.
    SaveMoLives Press Release 10-22-09
MoDOT Selling Property in Statewide Blitz     Realty to Roads Press Release 10-19-09

MoDOT Employees Walking to Benefit Fallen Workers Memorial


Jim Feeney, MoDOT Maintenance Crew Leader   Watch Jim Feeney Press Release 10-16-09
Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes Decline in Missouri
Operation Safe Driver Week Reminds Missourians to Share the Road
      Press Release 10-15-09
Use Caution on Wet Roads Today
Anticipated Increase in Travel on I-70
      Press Release 10-8-09
MoDOT Halting Work On I-70 on Thursday
Effort Will Ease Traffic Congestion Due to MU Football Game
      Press Release 10-7-09
What Lies Beneath MoDOT Video Shows Life Cycle of a Highway     Watch Video Press Release 10-5-09

Missourians Still Buckle Up Less than Others in the Nation

LeAnne Dupue (mp3, 136 kb)

LeAnne Dupue (mp3, 236)

      Press Release 10-2-09

Gnome Says, “Get Your Buckle On”

Creative spot wins first round of seat belt video contest

    Getyourbuckleon.com Press Release 9-30-09
MoDOT Receives Awards for Efficiency, Innovation       Press Release 9-23-09
MoDOT Moves Advertisement and Bid Opening on Mississippi River Bridge       Press Release 9-16-09

Missouri High School Students Challenged to Buckle Up!

Safety Belt Campaign Aims to Save Lives

    SaveMOyouth.com Press Release 9-11-09
MoDOT Explains Federal Law on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises       Press Release 9-8-09
Car Seat Checks to be Held Sept. 12
Parents and Caregivers Should Get Their Child Safety Seats Inspected
    SaveMoLives.com Press Release 9-8-09
Laboring for a Safe Holiday
Don’t Barrel Through Work Zones this Labor Day

      Press Release 9-4-09
MoDOT Making Roads Race-Ready     TOM Website Press Release 8-31-09
Head of U.S. DOT Praises Missouri for Use of Stimulus Funds     Secretary LaHood's Blog Post Press Release 8-26-09
Now it’s Illegal to Txt & Drv       Press Release 8-26-09
New State Highway Map Available    

Historic Maps

Request a Free Map

Press Release 8-24-09
Thinking About the Victims of Impaired Driving     SaveMoLives Press Release 8-19-09
MoDOT Director Welcomes Stephen R. Miller to Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission       Press Release 8-11-09

Missouri Stakes Its Claim for High Speed Rail Stimulus Funds

Highway Commission Approves Rail Projects

    High-Speed Rail Blog Post Press Release 8-5-09
MoDOT Begins E-mailing and Tweeting Job Notices    

Twitter Jobs

E update Sign Up Page

Press Release 7-28-09

Highway Projects Roll In Under Budget, On Time

Efficiency, Competition Saved Taxpayers $135 Million Last Year

      Press Release 7-23-09

Bolder Signs To Make State Highways Safer

Hillis_1 (mp3, 1.01 mb)

Hillis_2 (mp3, 560 kb)

Hillis_3 (mp3, 632 kb)


Warning Signs ( jpg 3.95 mb)

Old Warning Signs ( jpg 4.43 mb)

New Warning Signs ( jpg 4.45 mb)

This photo shows the contrast between the old warning signs on state highways and the new signs that will be going up over time as old signs are replaced. The sign on the left is made with the original yellow sheeting, while the sign on the right is made with the new fluorescent material. The curve left signs are located on Highway 54 in Callaway County just north of Fulton where Business 54 intersects with eastbound Highway 54.

  Press Release 7-16-09
2009-2010 Missouri Aeronautical Chart Available       Press Release 7-13-09
New Message Boards to Make Rural Highways Safer
MoDOT Is First in the Nation to Put Federal Safety Funds to Work
      Press Release 7-13-09
50th Safe & Sound Bridge Project Completed in Gentry County
MoDOT Completing a Bridge Every Day and a Half
    Safe & Sound Website Press Release 7-10-09
MoDOT's Communications System Wins International Award  

MEROC Vehicle (jpg, 565KB)

MoDOT's Mobile Emergency Response Communications Vehicle (MEROC) was deployed to Clarksville in May 2008 to support the city's communications needs when the Mississippi River flooded. Organizations such as AmeriCorps, the Missouri National Guard, the City of Clarksville and state and local agencies used the communications capabilities to coordinate efforts to hold back flood waters.

  Press Release 7-10-09

Highway Commission Awards 12 Recovery Act Projects
Total Number of ARRA Projects Awarded Stands at 111

    ReadytoGo Press Release 7-9-09

Five-Year Highway Construction Program Starts With a Bang, Ends With a Whimper


    STIP Webpage Press Release 7-8-09

Mike Kehoe Resigns from Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission


    Press Release 7-8-09

Bridge Demolitions Create Fireworks All Their Own


    Watch Video Press Release 7-2-09
Statement From MoDOT Director Pete Rahn on Veto of Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal (07-02-09)

"I want to thank Governor Jay Nixon for showing courageous and compassionate leadership by vetoing the repeal of the motorcycle helmet law. He has saved lives today," said Missouri Department of Transportation Director Pete Rahn.

Seventy Days of HEAT

The HEAT is On Impaired Driving this Summer

Leanna Depue 1 (mp3, 100 kb)

Leanna Depue 2 (mp3, 162 kb)
Leanna Depue 3 (mp3, 229 kb)

Leanna Depue, Chair of the executive committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety SaveMoLives Press Release 6-30-09

MoDOT Striping Crews Face Narrow Escapes


      Press Release 6-25-09
Breathe Easier: MoDOT, MoDNR Collaborate to Improve Air Quality in Missouri Metros       Press Release 6-23-09
MoDOT Gives Green to Get Green       Press Release 6-12-09
New MoDOT Division to Help Minorities Gain Construction Jobs   Lester Woods, External Civil Rights Director (jpg, 35 kbs) MoDOT External Civil Rights Web Page Press Release 6-10-09
MoDOT Recovers Losses to MNA Railroad Caused by Mother Nature       Press Release 6-9-09
See the Future with MoDOT’s Improved Traveler Information Map     MoDOT's Traveler Information Map Press Release 6-8-09
MoDOT Ahead of Schedule for Obligating Recovery Act Funds     ReadytoGo Press Release 5-27-09

How Tweet It Is!

MoDOT using Twitter for traffic updates in St. Louis, Kansas City and along I-70

    Twitter Press Release 5-26-09
KTU Constructors Selected to Complete Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program     Safe & Sound Website Press Release 5-21-09

9 to 1

Missourians Support Motorcycle Helmet Law by nine to one ratio

  Click here for images,videos and audio from the news conference. Press Release 5-20-09
MoDOT Reveals Top Ten Work Zones to Watch Out for in 2009   Printable Map of Top Ten Work Zones Top Ten Work Zones Online Map Press Release 5-18-09
Highway Commission Awards 54 Economic Recovery Projects     ReadytoGo Press Release 5-7-09
New State Transportation Program Presents Uncertain Future     Draft STIP Pages Press Release 5-6-09
Buckle Up or Get Buckled Down
Click It or Ticket Day and Night




Press Release 5-6-09
MoDOT’s Online Map Shows Flooded Roads     MoDOT's Traveler Information Map Press Release 4-28-09
Motorcycle Fatalities on the Rise
Missouri Tigers Coach Gary Pinkel promotes motorcycle safety
    SaveMoLives Press Release 4-27-09


9,000-foot Track Just West of California, Mo., Will Enable Two Trains to Pass

Amtrak comments (249 kb, mp3)

Union Pacific comments (336 kb, mp3)

John Bueschel, Amtrak District Manager of Stations - Midwest

Shane Keller, Union Pacific Asst. Vice President Operations - Northern Region

  Press Release 4-27-09

MoDOT Delivers First of 802 Better Bridges

  Click here for images and videos from the event. Safe & Sound Website Press Release 4-23-09

MoDOT Working to Preserve Endangered Salamanders


Hellbender Salamander 1(1.27 MB)

Hellbender Salamander 2 (1.37 MB)

Photos courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation

Press Release 4-22-09

MoDOT Prepared to Tap Into High Speed Rail Funds

    Press Release 4-17-09

One Highway Cross-Over Death in 2008 National Report Cites Missouri’s Success with Guard Cable

  Guard Cable Press Release 4-9-09

"Don't Barrel Through Work Zones" and Save Lives

MoDOT Fallen Heroes Honored During Work Zone Awareness Week


Work Zone Website

Operation Orange Website

Press Release 4-6-09

MoDOT Director Welcomes Carmichael to Commission

    Press Release 4-2-09

Map Gives Road Conditions During Latest and (Hopefully) Last Winter Storm

    MoDOT's Traveler Information Map Press Release 3-27-09

83 Percent of Missouri’s Most Traveled Roads in Good Condition Up From Only 47 Percent in 2004


Image 1 (5.3mb, jpg)

Image 2 (4.8mb, jpg)

Image 3 (4.9mb, jpg)

Press Release 3-24-09

Commission Approves Final Recovery Act Project List
Transportation Improvements Expected to Directly or Indirectly Support 22,000 Jobs


Project Map (4.8mb, jpg)

Project Map (4.8mb, jpg)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects

First in Nation Webpage

Press Release 3-19-09

MoDOT Asks Drivers to Rate Work Zones
Public Feedback Will Ensure Safety and Efficiency

    Press Release 3-17-09

Governor’s Office Honors Team Spirit Youth

    Press Release 3-17-09

April is Time for Spring Cleaning with the No More Trash! Bash

    Press Release 3-16-09

Don’t Depend on Dumb Luck this St. Patrick’s Day
You Drink & Drive. You Lose.

    SaveMoLives Press Release 3-12-09

Teens: Show Us Your Seat Belt Dance

Get Your Buckle On

    SaveMoLives Press Release 3-9-09

MoDOT to Hold Public Briefings on Stimulus Funds

    Press Release 3-6-09

Commission Awards 32 Economic Recovery Projects

Final List Still to be Determined

    First in Nation Webpage Press Release 3-4-09

Highways and Transportation Commission Names New Chair, Vice Chair

      Press Release 3-4-09

Missouri Has First-In-Nation Economic Recovery Project

Construction Begins Immediately Upon President’s Signature

  Click here for images,videos and audio from the event.

First in Nation Webpage

Project List (314 kb, pdf)

Press Release 2-17-09
Missouri Legislators Push for Primary Safety Belt Law     SaveMoLives Press Release 2-11-09

Primary Safety Belt Law, Economic Recovery Top Transportation Agenda

Transportation System Update (mp3, 658 kb)
Primary Seat Belt 1 (mp3, 423 kb)

Primary Selt Belt 2 (mp3, 393 kb)
Economic Recovery Act (mp3, 1.05 mb)

Pete Rahn, MoDOT Director   Press Release 2-4-09
MoDOT Makes Push to Sell Property It No Longer Needs     Realty for Sale website Press Release 1-30-09

Nearly 5,500 votes cast to rename MoDOT’s Amtrak trains


  Keith Kohler of Glendale, Mo

"Name the Train" Contest

Passenger Railroad

Press Release 1-28-09

Make the Right Call Super Bowl Sunday by Designating a Sober Driver
Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

    SaveMoLives Press Release 1-23-09

MoDOT Employees Show They Care Department Top Giver in Charitable Campaign – Most Ever Donated

    Press Release 1-16-09

Move It: State Makes Push to Remind Drivers of Traffic Law

    Press Release 1-13-09

Traffic Fatalities Reduced for Third Straight Year

2008 Traffic Fatalities Down 5 Percent

    SaveMoLives Press Release 1-9-09

Commission Awards 35 Safe & Sound Bridge Projects

Bob_1 (mp3, 1.27 mb)

Bob_2 (mp3, 904 kb)

Bob_3 (mp3, 1.04 mb)

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

Safe & Sound Website

Press Release 1-9-09

MoDOT Plays Important Role in Finding Missing Persons

National Amber Alert Awareness Day is Jan. 13


Amber Alert Web site

Amber Alert (164kb, pdf)

Press Release 1-8-09
Strengthening Missouri's Seatbelt Law is MoDOT's Top Priority for 2009       Press Release 1-7-09
Trucks Say Missouri Roads Fifth Best in the Nation  

Traffic on Missouri Highway

Close up, Truck on Missouri Highway

Truck on Missouri Interstate

Kevin Keith, Chief Engineer "We're on the right track." (mp3)

Kevin Keith, "Making the drive safer." (mp3)

Kevin Keith, "Confirmation that we're getting better." (mp3)

Kevin Keith, "Announce New Measurement." (mp3)

Press Release 1-7-09
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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)

  Roberta Broeker Photo (jpg, 1.06 mb)

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