Category Archives: Ohio River Bridges Project

Notes from Bridges Authority latest fustercluck

If you’ve never been to a meeting of the Louisville Southern Indiana Bridges Authority, then you’re really missing out on some of the best performance art going down in Kentuckiana. Like highly skilled artists, the 14 appointees to the bi-state authority sit around their conjoined conference tables, surrounded by media and a fascinated (if not […]

Anti-toll group demands Bridges Authority disclose conflicts of interest

Before the Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Authority votes on a financial plan to pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, an anti-tolling organization is calling for its members to reveal any potential conflicts of interest. “The public needs to know if ‘Tolling’ Authority members or their families have ties to Wall Street banks or […]

Clark County council passes anti-toll resolution

In an unanimous vote, the Clark County City Council approved a resolution against tolling as a means to pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project — which seeks build an East End bridge, a downtown bridge and expand Spaghetti Junction. Last night, the southern Indiana county joined the New Albany City Council and […]

Local Democrats attack Heiner on bridges project

The Jefferson County Democratic Party has released an advertisement via YouTube against Republican mayoral candidate Hal Heiner, which alleges he has a financial stake in pushing for the construction of the East End bridge. The 39-second attack ad says Heiner, who represents the 19th District on the Metro Council, owns a business park in southern […]

Transit group loses bid to join lawsuit against ORBP

A federal judge has denied a transit group’s motion to join a lawsuit that remains a major obstacle to the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. In June, the non-profit Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation (CART) had filed a motion to intervene in a pending lawsuit claiming that the Federal Highway Administration violated […]

Anti-toll advocate sports Fischer sticker

Given Greg Fischer’s slippery position on the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, the project’s opponents have heaped criticism on the Democratic nominee for mayor. That’s exactly why we were so perplexed to see prominent anti-tolling organizer Shawn Reilly apparently supporting the Louisville businessman. At a recent Democratic rally, Reilly, co-founder of the “Say NO […]

Ward-Pugh sponsors anti-toll resolution

Responding to the growing anxiety over tolling, a handful of Louisville Metro Council members led by Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, have drafted a resolution opposing fees on the city’s existing bridges and roads as a means to pay  for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. The measure making the rounds through City Hall calls […]

King could sponsor anti-toll resolution

Depending on the language, Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, is considering a resolution that opposes tolling the city’s existing bridges and roads to help pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. From The Courier-Journal: King…said he plans to discuss the idea at Thursday’s Democratic caucus meeting and share it with Republicans. “We […]

Fischer waffles on ORBP

For months, Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer has been steadfast in supporting the $4.1 Ohio River Bridges Project. However, the Louisville businessman wavered slightly at a recent press conference, saying there needs to be a plan B if the behemoth public works project isn’t financially feasible. From WHAS-11: Greg Fischer says he’s on board with […]

Louisville take note, New Albanians reject ORBP

We were beginning to think no one else took notice that the New Albany City Council passed a resolution condemning tolling as a way to pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. From News and Tribune: Council President John Gonder said the latest plan offered would charge a Hoosier commuter $6 a day […]