Our roads and bridges are in a state of disrepair. The Missouri Department of Transportation struggles to counteract malicious scrappers who strip the copper from hardware, rendering our street lamps useless and our roads dark. Our schools are in desperate need of remodeling, some of which haven’t been updated in decades. Traffic backups from flooding in intersections need to be addressed so that a permanent solution can be put in place. I will work to protect the integrity of current state funding for infrastructure and work towards identifying new resources to address highway, major roadway and bridge work, as well as public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian needs across the state and in the Kansas City metro area.