I am going to go out on a limb and say that I agree with MoDOT’s newest idea.
No, it doesn’t involve a bridge toll or a highway reconstruction plan. Rather, I like last week’s announcement by Director Pete Rahn that his agency would fund the distribution of 2.5 million trees and seedlings over the next five years. The “Trees for Tomorrow” program, administered by the Department of Conservation, will send trees to youth groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and tree seedlings to fourth graders. The plan is for the kids to plant the trees and seedlings where they wish.
The program’s $750,000 cost is — according to MoDOT — roughly the cost of re-surfacing one mile of a two-lane highway.
Could somebody be turning over a new leaf?