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MoDOT Seeks Input on State Rail Plan

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The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open house-style meeting for the public to discuss its plans for railways—both passenger and freight—across  the state. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.

                MoDOT says the purpose of the session is to receive feedback from the community about the draft State Rail plan.  The draft State Rail plan gives a 20-year framework for passenger and freight rail construction in the state, including plans for a high-speed passenger rail service between St. Louis and Kansas City.  The plan also includes service to Springfield and Hannibal.

The open-house will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will run  from 4:30-6 p.m. with a formal presentation at 4:45. The full draft plan is available at morail.org. Public comments will be accepted until May 4.

For KSMU News, I’m Brittany Donnellan.