The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a statewide survey to gather public input about the vision for the state’s transportation priorities.

According to MoDOT, 'The Long Range Transportation Plan' (LRTP) is a federally required process that sets the state’s 25-year vision for transportation.

“Our long range planning process is a critical time for our department to assess the needs of our system and hear directly from our customers – the citizens of Missouri – to ensure our priorities match the needs of our people,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “As we work to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, the LRTP gives us the ability to review public and stakeholder input and address those customer needs.”

MoDOT says the state's current plan was approved in 2014, but new laws and regulations require additional content, including system performance metrics and targets.

As MoDOT updates the LRTP, the department will review the goals established in 2014, including preservation, safety, economic development, connections, and choices. In addition, this year’s plan will be the first time Missouri examines how to prepare for autonomous and connected vehicles.

MoDOT is gathering public online. The survey was developed as a way for all Missourians to weigh-in on the topic.

The survey will remain open through Wednesday, October 11.

Missourians can take the survey by visiting metroquest.com.  MoDOT District Offices will also have paper copies of the survey available.

MoDOT says the final plan will be available for public comment in the spring and will be presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for review and consideration for approval at the meeting in May 2018.