Distracted Driving Legislation Moves Forward in Missouri

For years, Missouri has been one of only two states in the nation without a cell phone messaging ban for all drivers. While there is legislation banning texting and driving for those 21 and younger, nothing exists for those 22 and up. This is especially concerning given that data shows that 70% of drivers using […]

Let’s Talk: Connecting with the Rock Island Trail

People who walk and bike are already putting in the miles on the finished sections of the Rock Island Trail, and there’s still work to do! Join us for a webinar with Mike Sutherland, Executive Director of the Missouri State Parks and Ron Bentch, Project Director of Missourians for Responsible Transportation about what’s next for […]

Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]

Missouri anti-bike legislation defeated!

Yesterday the move to cut bicycling from the state's new transportation funding proposal was resoundingly defeated in the Missouri House of Representatives, thanks to strong support in both parties.  As I made the rounds visiting legislators in the Capitol on Monday and Tuesday, bicycling was the hot topic, thanks to all of your calls and emails. […]