Posted July 26, 2018 12:02:46 Missouri is trying to get drivers on the road to help get the state out of a deep financial hole.
But if it doesn’t get to the end of the road, the state will have to pay for all the costs of its emergency services.
In the end, the bill could run into billions of dollars.
A recent study from the Missouri Department of Transportation found that a third of Missouri drivers who needed help to get to work or school missed a trip or two.
And with the state’s $3 billion debt and the state already over its emergency reserve fund, the next round of costs will be staggering.
It will also likely cost the state a lot more money in the long run.
For a state that’s only about half the size of neighboring Illinois, the cost of the state emergency response could be the biggest obstacle to getting to a full recovery.
“You’ve got to have the ability to provide immediate assistance to the public,” said Mike Fass, a state transportation analyst.
“It’s not just for the individual.
It’s also for the families.”
If Missouri can’t make its emergency service a priority in the coming budget, then it will have a lot of work to do to get back on the path of financial recovery.
In fact, that’s why it’s so important that Missouri make sure it has the right people working in the field.
“This is not about the people.
This is about the money,” said state transportation director Dave Johnson.
“These are not the same people who work on the highway.
These are not those people that have the training to help people on the roadway.
These people have to have some kind of training, and we need to have that training.”
The state has made a big push in recent years to make sure its emergency response and operations are on par with the rest of the country.
“We have a state-wide plan that we’ve got developed and implemented,” Johnson said.
“There are a lot different systems that have been developed over time to be able to respond in a manner that we’re going to have to be very, very confident that we can do.”
For example, Johnson said, the highway system in Missouri uses a lot fewer trucks than most states.
But the state doesn’t have the money to build new ones to meet those requirements.
So when the state needed more money to rebuild its highway system, it was able to purchase new trucks instead.
And the new trucks are not just better than the ones that were there before.
The state is also using its emergency system to expand emergency response to a whole new level.
Johnson said that the new emergency responders will be more trained, and they will be able take a more aggressive approach to responding to an emergency that has developed in the community.
“That’s going to allow us to get into situations that were not previously possible,” Johnson added.
“Now, we have the capacity to be proactive and make the necessary decisions to make that change happen.”
Johnson said the new drivers will be required to be certified in the use of a vehicle emergency response system, and the department is developing a training program to train them in the proper way to use that system.
The new drivers won’t just be new to the state, either.
They’ll be new in their area, too.
“The more people that are involved in this program, the more likely they are to come to Missouri to work,” Johnson continued.
“When we have people in our community who are experiencing these types of problems, it becomes a priority that we work together and we do what we can to get them back home and get them fixed.
That’s a priority.”
So what happens when the emergency system is too busy?
The new driver training will also be a big part of the solution.
The training program will be designed to give drivers the skills they need to be effective in the job of a road worker, Johnson added, so they can get back to the community in a timely fashion.
But Johnson said a big portion of the training will have the drivers learning to use a new system that’s already in place in other states.
The system, called the Rapid Response System, is designed to be an extension of the existing highway systems.
The Rapid Response is the system that is designed for situations like a tornado, a fire, or a flood.
The cars are equipped with radios, a satellite phone, and a digital dashboard.
It’ll provide an overview of all the systems in the system and how to use them.
The department is also developing a system called the Emergency Operations Center, which will provide drivers with access to a video feed from the Rapid-Response System that will allow them to check on what’s happening on the scene and to get an up-to-date map of the situation.
Johnson added that the department also will be working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create a system that can be used by local governments to