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^ I basically agree with you. Though I would say tolls should be put in for the current bridge.
Everyone knew/knows that but the NKY Tea Party.
"Block our Bridge", or whatever it's called, running ads all over talk radio and their goons are making appearances. Their main argument seems to be that not doing their plan will take 5 more years and will cost $500 million more because "every month we wait costs $8 million more". No explanation for that math.
We Are Against Brent Spence Tolls shared a link.WednesdayWhy the rush for the bridge? Why do they want to add another tax on us?
But I believe this FB thing has more to do with NKY Tease.
How can this bridge cost 2.5 billion and only go one mile yet the toll pike in northern Ohio goes 200+ miles and costs the same?
Toll booths would not be used on the Brent Spence. New bridges being built in Louisville and Southern Indiana – a project viewed as a model for the Brent Spence – will use all-electronic tolling. It relies on overhead sensors to read in-vehicle transponders and does not require a break in speed.Some traditional tolling authorities are exploring eliminating toll-basket mechanisms and lift gates. By the time the Brent Spence project is done, there might not be a toll booth left in the nation; manufacturing of toll-basket mechanisms has ceased.But the tolling industry is struggling with how to catch drivers who don’t pay, particularly out-of-area violators. There are no laws forcing drivers to purchase toll transponders, and no official nationwide agreement exists between departments of motor vehicles and the nation’s 110 tolling agencies to identify offenders. Tracking down violators and mailing multiple invoices ultimately could cost the states and tolling authorities more than the original toll.