Category Archives: transportation

Local ministers assail Heiner ad

Believing that a return to neighborhood schools will re-segregate the Jefferson County school system, the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition called on Republican mayoral candidate Hal Heiner to immediately pull a campaign ad criticizing the controversial student assignment plan. “Councilman Hal Heiner’s plan will take our city back to the 1950s. We cannot afford that,” says the […]

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 […]

Bridges Authority to “examine” alternatives

At the next meeting of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Authority, expect a lot of straw-man argumentation. The 14-member unelected body will examine alternatives to the $4.1. billion Ohio River Bridges Project, including grassroots favorite 8664 and the Mississippi River bridge, whose example speaks to the possibility of scaling down the massive project. In all likelihood, […]

ORBP Job “Data” Figures = A Load of Horseshit

If you’ve been paying any attention to the ongoing (and infinitely ridiculous) Louisville Mayoral Power-Grab 2010 Extravaganza, you may have heard front-runners such as David Tandy tout the economic boon that the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project will be for regional job creation. “Both bridges need to be built now,” they say, “and the […]

More TARC Cuts Announced

The Transit Authority of River City released another round of extinct routes in its ongoing effort to shore up a $5.5 million budget shortfall, and the list is about as awful as you can imagine. Additionally, TARC will raise the $1.50 express route fare to $2.50, which is also good news for people without cars […]

8664 considers Louisville’s future

The $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project continues to be the big issue in the city, which is gaining traction as a campaign issue in the 2010 mayoral race. The recent bi-state authority meeting had a strong contingent of anti-toll protesters who dominated the presentation. And the folks over at 8664.org have released a new video that […]

TARC cuts some routes, holds off on others

Earlier today the Transit Authority of River City’s board of directors approved a plan that will make some of the service cuts proposed in February while putting other reductions on hold pending further review. Facing a projected $5.5 million revenue shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year, the public transit provider had proposed eliminating 20 routes and […]

Tolls? We Don’ Need No Stinkin’ Tolls.

That great bastion of populism, Facebook (You were expecting Congress maybe?), now has a group opposing the tolling of any future bridges spanning the Ohio River. While I think it might have something to do with a joint venture between Indiana and Kentucky to waste $4.1 billion on a set of bridges most Louisvillians don’t […]

Dr. Dan Unveils Massive Public Transportation Plan

In the lobby of TARC’s downtown Union Station headquarters — where less than a century ago the blowing of train whistles and the clacking of wheels-on-rail were commonplace — Lt. Gov. and Democratic Senate candidate Daniel Mongiardo unveiled what amounts to the boldest vision for public transportation Louisville and the commonwealth-at-large since the construction of […]

Bridges Project Limps Forward In Frankfort

According to The Courier-Journal, Kentucky’s newly minted “infrastructure authority” — whose primary task will be oversight of the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, which was designed by monkeys in the late 20th century — will hold its first public hearing this Thursday in Room 106 of the shiny Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building in downtown […]