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To Toll or Not to Toll Is Question for Trump Infrastructure Plan

To Toll or Not to Toll Is Question for Trump Infrastructure Plan

Bloomberg.com
by Mark Niquette
January 27, 2017, 4:00 AM CST

The Brent Spence Bridge between Ohio and Kentucky carries twice as much traffic as it was built to handle -- it’s 54 years old and functionally obsolete.

But an effort to replace the span on one of America’s busiest trucking routes has languished for years -- even after governors from both states agreed on a $2.5 billion plan about five years ago. The reason: Kentucky won’t approve new tolls needed to attract private money to the project.

“Everybody wants to use the nebulous phrase, ‘Let’s look at other sources,”’ said former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, who left office in 2015. “But there are no other sources. They just want to keep from saying the word ‘tolls.”’ FULL ARTICLE

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