MODOT Hiring For Winter Operations

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)   It may feel like August, but MODOT is already preparing for winter. The highway department is looking to fill seasonal positions across the state for its winter operations. This includes 75 positions in the St. Louis area. “Winter storms often last more than one shift and hiring seasonal workers helps keep…

MODOT Being Sued Following Fatal Crash Near Wentzville

St. Charles County, MO  (KTRS)  The Missouri Department of Transportation is facing legal action following a traffic accident near Wentzville that claimed the lives of a mother and her two children last month. Relatives of the victims, 36-year-old Jacqueline Faudi and her 6-year-old and 7-month-old daughters, filed a wrongful death suit against MODOT this week.…

MoDOT receives unexpected bump in funding

(KTRS) – The Missouri Department of Transportation is sharing some good news about the agency’s budget forecast. MoDOT previously said that by 2017 they would not have the money to fully maintain three-quarters of the state’s roads. But that is changing, the latest reports reveal a new picture. MoDOT says that tax revenue is up…

Traffic Fatalities Up In The Show-Me-State

Jefferson City, MO (KTRS) Traffic fatalities are up in the state Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports that there were 853 traffic fatalities last year, an 11.4 percent increase over the 766 recorded in 2014. Officials say 63 percent of those killed in traffic crashes last year, were not wearing seat belts. According to…