The following is the stance of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, along with a link for more information:
Transportation is a critical factor in maintaining the future economic vitality of Missouri. Our geographic advantage as a transportation hub is in serious jeopardy if we allow Missouri’s transportation system to deteriorate. As a result of a recent increase in transportation funding – legislation championed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Missouri has been able to address many needed projects to improve road and bridge conditions, enhance highway safety and ease congestion. However, a recent national report estimates that the state faces a transportation funding shortfall of $18 billion over the next twenty years. Facing this staggering figure, Missouri must open the discussion now for ways to address funding shortfalls. Protecting and advancing our transportation system is not an option – it is essential.
For the Chamber's positions, please click the following link.