Tolling opposition heats up

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The Bridges Authority meeting this morning was dominated by opponents to tolls on Louisville's current and future bridges. A number of local media outlets covered the meeting:

Wave3: Authority of Bridges Authority being questioned
WFPL: Bridges Authority Hears Public Comment
Business First: Bridges authority hears criticisms
C-J: Toll opponents dominate Ohio River bridges meeting
FOX41: Bridges Authority meeting yields protesters 
News Tribune: More bridges tolling questions arise
LEO Weekly: T(r)olls To Invade New Albany!

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The titles give an interesting array of journalistic objectivity (?!?!), from "Public Comments" to "Opponents Dominating"

I attended the meeting and was impressed with the intelligence and forethought that went into the comments. The signs and the one "Boondoggle" shout were not indicative of the overall heartfelt, business-like opposition to stubborn adherence to a bloated, outdated, irresponsible plan. Thanks for giving us this overview.

Mr. J.C. Stites is doing an honorable job against the MACHINE!!!

I agree that the atmosphere was business-like and the presenters, both for and against tolls, were well spoken and articulate. The mission, however, is flawed. It would be counter productive to impose this kind of divisive tolling on our bi-state communities. Get on with the East End Bridge, with tolls, without tolls, via any combination of financing options. Indiana already has their funding in place. Maybe they'll "float" KY a loan!!

Indiana doesn't have it's funding in place. Governor Daniels used bridge financing to leverage support for his leasing of a northern toll road, promised for years that the money garnered from that lease was available to leverage support for ORBP, and then recently reneged on that promise saying that northern Hoosiers shouldn't have to pay for a bridge they'll never use and then appointed members who have no public accountability whatsoever to the bridges financing authority to clean up his mess. "Funding in place" was just another Daniels accounting trick for political purposes. We're used to it over here in Hoosierland.

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