The Missouri Department of Transportation will once again be lobbying for an increase in the fuel tax in 2021. The current fuel tax in Missouri has been 17 cents since 1996. Area Engineer Bob Lynch said they are seeking a ballot issue to increase the tax on all types of fuel….


What will be proposed to the state legislature is a 2 cents a year increase for 5 years, which would top out at a 10 cent increase. Lynch said the American Association of State Highways and Transportation is advocating for an increase of the federal fuel tax, as well.