Not All Funds and Games

The Federal Highway Trust Fund (FHTF) is in jeopardy, and that could mean bad news for Missouri’s roads and bridges.

You may never have heard of the FHTF before, but the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) relies heavily on it. Forty-two percent of MoDOT’s budget is federal money, the bulk of which comes from the FHTF (page 7).

This pattern of dependency is not a reliable way to maintain our transportation infrastructure.

Solutions for Missouri’s Transportation Infrastructure

Missouri's transportation system is critical to the state's economy, but the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says it doesn’t have the funds needed to maintain the state highway system in the near future. With many Missouri roads and highways needing to be repaired or rebuilt, the state will have to make some tough decisions. Learn more about transportation infrastructure solutions in our 2018 Missouri Blueprint.