# Mon oakland connector
What happened to the money budgeted for the MOC?
When Mayor Ed Gainey announced an end to the Mon-Oakland Connector (MOC) shuttle road at the February 17 Greater Hazelwood community meeting, residents of affected communities applauded. They immediately requested basic improvements like safe street crossings, sidewalks and facilities for after-school programs. Officials offered no specific plans for redistributing MOC funds, but early reports focused on building a biking and walking trail that follows the same MOC route.
Mayor cuts Mon-Oakland shuttle road; 4MR stormwater project is still on
Cheers erupted when Mayor Ed Gainey said the City will not build the Mon-Oakland Connector shuttle road. He, Councilman Corey O’Connor and a dozen of the mayor’s staff went to Hazelwood on Feburary 17. The Greater Hazelwood Community Collaborative hosted the meeting in the auditorium of Propel Hazelwood school. The day before, the mayor’s office released a statement canceling the shuttle road plan. More than 100 residents of Hazelwood and Four Mile Run showed up to hear him say it.