“It was unbefitting of the station of OKI, inappropriate to the seriousness of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, and an injustice to residents and commuters who use the Bridge,” Meyer wrote in a letter to OKI. “Mr. Policinski should retract the statement and correct the record regarding the structural integrity of the Brent Spence Bridge.”Read more
Today, Northern Kentucky United sent a letter to the Kentucky members of the 2014 Executive Committee of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) requesting a retraction of Mr. Policinsky’s statement regarding the 2012 National Bridge Inventory inspection of the Brent Spence Bridge.Read more
The battle over how to pay for replacing the aging Brent Spence Bridge cranked up a notch.
A coalition calling itself Northern Kentucky United launched a campaign to fight tolls on a new bridge. The coalition will lobby lawmakers and has organized an online petition drive. There has been a lot of vocal opposition to tolls but nothing very organized until now.
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Current and former elected officials and business people in Northern Kentucky have formed a group with a rather potent name to oppose tolling on a new Brent Spence Bridge.Read more
WCPO: Northern Kentucky community, leaders launch group opposed to tolls for Brent Spence Bridge project
The possibility of tolls paying for a $2.63 billion project to replace the Brent Spence Bridge has led to the creation of a Northern Kentucky group who vehemently opposes the idea.Read more
A coalition of business groups and community leaders has formed in Northern Kentucky to formally oppose tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge.Read more
In August WDRB in Louisville raised questions about the plan to collect out of state tolls in Kentucky. The answer might surprise you:
Kentucky is having “internal” talks but no active discussions with other states about entering into enforcement compacts, Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said...For now, the states plan to impose stiffer penalties on their own residents who don't pay tolls than on drivers from elsewhere. Both Kentucky and Indiana have laws in place allowing state governments to withhold the annual registration of vehicles with violations until the fees are paid.
The private company running a major tollway in Indiana has filed for bankruptcy – a potential blow to efforts by Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky leaders to win public support to use tolls to pay for a new Brent Spence Bridge.Read more
The (Cincinnati) Enquirer’s Editorial Board recently published their opinion that Governor Beshear should veto House Bill 407 because it will effectively kill tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge. Well, in case the Enquirer hasn’t heard, that is exactly what the majority of Northern Kentuckians and the Northern Kentucky legislators want.Read more