Last week, Director Kevin Keith presented a plan to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to create a smaller, more efficient MoDOT. The Bolder Five-Year Direction involves reducing the size of the department's staff by 1,200, closing 135 facilities and selling more than 740 pieces of equipment. By 2015, the proposed direction will save $512 million that will be used for vital road and bridge projects across the state.
A dramatic decrease in available funding means we have to make the best possible use of every dollar. Watch below as Director Keith talks about why these changes are necessary and how MoDOT will focus on maintaining the safest, most reliable transportation system possible for Missourians.