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MODOT fails to take a position on Senate bill 565

March 12, 2001
By: Michelle Wirth
State Capital Bureau

You can't fill up near a rest stop in the state of Missouri, one senate bill would keep it that way.

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A senate bill prohibits the Missouri Department of Transportation from contracting with private businesses like convenience stores and gas stations near rest stops. Modot representative Jay Wunderlich says they do not have a position on the Senate bill but they've hired a private firm to study rest stops.

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Contents: While MODOT does not have a position on Senate bill 565 it has entered into a contract with a consulting firm to study the issue of rest areas and their cost and benefit to the state as a whole.

Wunderlich the results of the study will be completed within the next month. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.