State and Regional News

TAC hears TAP, Regional Bridge Program updates

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has opened the next round of the Rural Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant program. MoDOT staff Kim Tipton and Steve Englebrecht discussed program details, including changes since the last grant cycle during the June 9 meeting of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC).

McCullough transferring to Jefferson City

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following transfer effective July 1, 2022.

Captain Justin L. McCullough, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, MO, will transfer to General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. McCullough will be assigned to the Field Operations Bureau as the assistant bureau commander, and have direct oversight of troop-related operations and special events.

Treasurer encourages Missourians to check the Unclaimed Property list

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is launching an annual effort to return Unclaimed Property to Missourians. The names of more than 129,400 individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations with Unclaimed Property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state. Missourians can also search and view the lists by county on

Missouri Department of Natural Resources shares tips for greener summer holidays

As the summer season heats up, make sure you celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a bang not a boom! Summertime means more time outside enjoying Missouri’s natural resources. By making thoughtful choices while planning your outdoor fun, you can help the environment and save money.

Request for Public Input: Community Revitalization Grant Program Draft Guidelines and Survey Now Available

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is requesting public feedback on its proposed Community Revitalization Grant Program, funded via the State of Missouri’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The $100M program encourages strategic investment to recover from the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, revitalizing communities and spurring economic recovery and growth throughout the state.