Missouri Transportation and MoDOT officials honored the service of the late Tom Boland at the MoDOT District Office in Hannibal Wednesday.  

The Boland family was presented a Resolution expressing appreciation for Tom Boland's outstanding leadership and service related to transportation causes.

Boland served on the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and was an outspoken advocate for highway improvements in Northeast Missouri.  Some of those improvements include the new Mark Twain Memorial Bridge and the four-laning of US 36/ I-72 across Missouri.

Transportation Commissioner John Briscoe says even shortly before Boland's death in May of this year, he kept up on transportation issues in the area.

Bobby Boland, son of Tom Boland, says nearly every day someone comments on how much his father accomplished for transportation causes in northeast Missouri.

Bobby says in addition to transportation issues, Tom Boland ran a successful Ford dealership in Hannibal for nearly 50 years.  Tom Boland died just prior to the anniversary date.  Ford executives recently honored the dealership for the milestone.  Although Bobby accepted the accolades on behalf of his father, he says it was his father's business acumen that made the dealership what it is today.