“Listening Sessions” designed to gather information to help the Missouri Department of Transportation determine priorities for Missouri’s transportation system into the future are scheduled for April 3 in Kirksville and April 4 in Hannibal.
This public engagement effort known as “On the Move” is part of MoDOT’s process to update its long-range transportation plan. Over the next several months, MoDOT will seek direction from Missourians in Listening Sessions, a mobile tour and virtual forums.
The Kirksville Listening Session April 3 will be co-hosted by Heidi Templeton, director of public relations for Truman State University. The session will be held at the college in the student union building.
The Hannibal Listening Session April 4 will be co-hosted by Todd Ahrens, president and chief executive officer of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. The session will be held at Hannibal LaGrange University in the Partee Center.
Leaders in business, local government and community organizations will participate in the Listening Sessions as will the general public.
The Listening Sessions will feature information about the existing transportation system and will offer participants a chance to provide their views during small-group discussions. Paula Gough, the District Engineer for MoDOT’s Northeast District, will give a short presentation.