Excavating the Issues

Feb 19
by HCAGKC

As transportation advocates prepare for another year of cuts and delays to critically-needed road projects, there is still hope that the Show Me State will get its transportation act back on the road.

The best hope is that the 2014 Missouri General Assembly will enact legislation to place a ballot initiative to raise the state’s sales tax by a penny to fund critical road and bridge safety improvements. If approved, the new penny tax would generate some $650 million a year for state transportation projects and about $72 million for repairs and safety improvements to city and county roads.

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Dec 09
by HCAGKC

After five years of quiet, the sounds of grading equipment and concrete trucks are back in new residential subdivisions in the Kansas City area, which means more work for heavy constructors.

In April, 444 single-family building permits were issued—the highest for any month since April 2008, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. There were 337 permits in May, the best May since 2007, association data shows.

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