Letter to the Editor

Part of user fees for roads, bridges goes elsewhere

Monday, July 8, 2002

To the editor:

A recent letter to the editor asked about the amount of state transportation funding going to other agencies besides the Missouri Department of Transportation. Only 61 percent of current state user fees for roads and bridges is allocated to MoDOT. Approximately 16.8 percent goes to other state agencies such as the State Highway Patrol for highway law enforcement and to the Department of Revenue for tax-collection services.

Missouri's cities receive approximately 12.2 percent, and counties receive 9.2 percent. The remainder is refunded to Missourians through provisions of the Hancock Amendment.

Of the funds generated through passage of Proposition B, 88 percent would be allocated to MoDOT, 11 percent to cities and counties and 1 percent for biodiesel and ethanol programs.

More information about MoDOT funding is available on our Web site at www.modot.state.mo.us. or by calling MoDOT customer service at 1-888-275-6636.

HENRY HUNGERBEELER

Director

Missouri Department of Transportation

Jefferson City, Mo.