- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Judge denies order of protection for woman accusing deputy of stalking her (6/23/18)5
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
- The collateral damage of Mizzou's past failures (6/20/18)6
Does it really surprise anyone that MoDOT is having financial problems and fallen on hard times?
In 2008, shortly after moving back to Missouri, I contacted MoDOT, questioning the necessity and expense of installing those "emergency reference markers" every two-10ths of a mile on the interstates.
In response, I received a full page email from a MoDOT customer service representative outlining the virtues of this project.
In the interest of brevity, I'll mention just one of MoDOT's defenses:
Quoting: Some "individuals have no idea of where they are, what direction they are traveling and, as unbelievable as it may sound, what route they are traveling on."
To be perfectly honest, do we really want to be sharing the road with these drivers?
I understand this project was funded by (again quoting) "a combination of state and federal safety funds," but couldn't this money have been appropriated more diligently?
MARY BUCKROEDER, Altenburg, Mo.