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Transportation projects presented to SW Missouri officials

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Officials in Southwest Missouri met today to discuss various transportation improvement projects that are now slated to begin.  Members of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization met inside Joplin's city hall to look over about 145 projects.  

Those projects include improvements throughout Jasper and Newton Counties.

Though the projects have now been identified, funding for most of them still needs to be allocated, and an exact construction time has to be finalized.  One Joplin city official says this, all modes of transportation, including improvements to biking trails, are now on this list.

"We've gotten quite a few responses for bike and pedestrian projects.  It seems like there's a big need there in the community, as we continue to develop our trail system and encourage different modes of transportation other than just focusing on road and highway," says Matt Wright, Planning and Community Development with the City of Joplin.

 "Not everybody relies on a car.  There's a lot of people who rely on walking or biking and taking transit.  So I think that's important to include all those modes," says Wright.

"Some of the projects are on state routes, so those could be funded by state and federal funding.  The more local routes would likely be funded through local taxes, either capital  improvement taxes, transportation improvement sales taxes," says Wright.

Member of the transportation board also discussed ways of educating the public to decrease pollution.

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