It's a good day for Louisville
If you don't think we should toll all of Louisville's bridges to fund the massive expansion of a 23 lane Spaghetti Junction (15 years of construction, $2.6 Billion), then today is a good day. The Bridges CoalitionÂ which Mayor AbramsonÂ pulled together to push for tolls and the construction of the Downtown Bridge (i.e. Not the East End Bridge) didn't get it done this session. We'll keep you posted.
Maybe now we can have an honest conversation about the high benefit/cost ratioÂ andÂ overwhelming citizen support for the East End Bridge.
3/30 Update: InÂ today's letter to the editor, The Bridges Coalition Chairman Ed Glasscock laments the failed legislation andÂ the project's job creationÂ potential. In our opinion, hiring people to build outdated and grossly over-built transportation infrastructure will only hurt the region's long-term economic prospects. Instead, we should be investing in transit and green space to make Louisville a more attractive, livable and sustainable city.