David Stokes

Via John Combest, the Kansas City Star has an excellent editorial on future transportation funding in Missouri. Key statement:

"Any comprehensive approach should also authorize the use of tolls."

Amen to that. MoDOT simply does not and will not have the money in the long run to build and maintain the transportation system that our state's people and economy require. Tolls are a way to finance transportation paid for by the entities that use the system. And I don't mean just allowing MoDOT to build new toll roads. I mean using private companies to build, operate and maintain highways and bridges in Missouri under contract with the state. All options must be available to build and maintain the best transportation system possible. Much, much more on this issue in the future from the Show-Me Institute. 

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David Stokes
David Stokes was a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute from 2007 to 2014 and was director of development from 2014 to 2016.