Prop D, Missouri fuel tax proposal on Nov 6 ballot: What is it? What does it do for bicycling and walking?

One of the major issues on the November 6th election ballot is Proposition D, a proposal to raise Missouri's fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon over a four-year period.

Some of the most common questions we are getting now are: What does Prop D do for people who walk, bicycle, and use trails? Where does the money actually go? Should I consider supporting it?

Big Picture summary of Prop D

What Prop D does, in brief:

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MO Parks Association Alert: Public meetings on Rock Island Trail Oct 29, Oct 30, Nov 1 - Your attendance & comments critical

Missouri State Parks has announced three public meetings the last week of October at towns along the Rock Island Trail Corridor.  An alert released this week by the Missouri Parks  Association indicates that attendance at these meetings by supporters and the quality and quantity of the written comments submitted by supporters may well be the crucial deciding factor in State Parks' decision whether or not to accept the corridor.  

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MO State Parks schedules important Rock Island Trail meetings October 29, 30, Nov 1 along the RI corridor - Please plan to attend if you can

Please plan to attend one of these important upcoming meetings about the future of the remaining 144 miles of the potential cross-state Rock Island Trail between Windsor and Washington.

After a long process of investigation and public comment, Missouri State Parks has scheduled three meetings to present their conclusions about developing the remaining 144 miles of the Rock Island railroad corridor into a long-distance recreational trail, becoming Missouri's second cross-state trail.

The trail is a tremendous opportunity for sustainable, long-term economic development for dozens of communities along the corridor that have been left behind since the closure of the Rock Island railroad in the early 1980s. Will Missouri seize the opportunity to create another internationally significant trail and tourism destination, or not?

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