Missouri needs matching funds to maximize benefits of transportation plan

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Photo courtesy of nextSTL/Flickr

Even with Congress backing a $305 billion transportation bill, Missouri could lose out if state lawmakers don’t find matching funds to maximize the opportunity being presented in the five-year bill.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a conference call Wednesday that she’s been in conversation with Missouri Department of Transportation officials about the need to find matching funds.

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says the new five-year plan gives states, including Missouri, a better opportunity to figure out what they can do to “maximize their own resources to make the most of that highway bill.”

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