Brent Spence Bridge http://wvxu.org en McConnell proposes bridge solution, not everybody buying it http://wvxu.org/post/mcconnell-proposes-bridge-solution-not-everybody-buying-it <p>At the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Friday, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell spelled out his solution for paying for a new Brent Spence Bridge. The Republican says<strong> he will propose repealing the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis%E2%80%93Bacon_Act" target="_blank">Davis-Bacon Act</a> that requires the government to pay the local prevailing wage for federal projects.</strong></p><p>By getting rid of this requirement, McConnell says, it will provide $13 billion to the Brent Spence&nbsp; and other bridges in need of repair over a ten year period.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:39:46 +0000 Ann Thompson 28241 at http://wvxu.org McConnell proposes bridge solution, not everybody buying it Ohio waits on Kentucky to approve tolls for Brent Spence http://wvxu.org/post/ohio-waits-kentucky-approve-tolls-brent-spence <p>With the aging Brent Spence in the background, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed <a href="http://legiscan.com/OH/bill/HB533/2013" target="_blank">House Bill 533</a> into law Wednesday, as reporters and other politicians looked on.</p><p>The bill, which allows Ohio to collect tolls on the bridge,<strong> doesn't mean anything until Kentucky drafts and signs similar legislation.</strong> In March, the Kentucky House voted 82-7 to prohibit tolls on any federal interstate between Ohio and Kentucky.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:29:07 +0000 Ann Thompson 27870 at http://wvxu.org Ohio waits on Kentucky to approve tolls for Brent Spence Number crunchers to release bridge financing plan http://wvxu.org/post/number-crunchers-release-bridge-financing-plan <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, speaking at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, called on the business community to step up and work with the legislature to make the new Brent Spence bridge project happen. "You know, we've got a lot of things that need to be flexible that we need to pull together and work together on."</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:49:12 +0000 Ann Thompson 20659 at http://wvxu.org Number crunchers to release bridge financing plan Brent Spence study includes possible models & tolls http://wvxu.org/post/brent-spence-study-includes-possible-models-tolls <p>A new <a href="http://www.brentspencebridgecorridor.com/uploads/pdfs/2013-10-01%20BSB_Options_Analysis%20FINAL.pdf">study,</a>&nbsp;commissioned by&nbsp;Ohio and Kentucky, has narrowed procurement models for the $2.5 billion Brent Spence Bridge project from four to two&nbsp;and projected a range of tolls.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:45:11 +0000 Ann Thompson 18005 at http://wvxu.org Brent Spence study includes possible models & tolls Oh & Ky transportation leaders discuss Brent Spence options http://wvxu.org/post/oh-ky-transportation-leaders-discuss-brent-spence-options <p></p><p>Leaders in Ohio and Kentucky say the Brent Spence Bridge Project remains on target for a 2015 ground breaking but there&#39;s still no solid funding plan in place.</p><p>Mike Hancock of Kentucky says the states need to get creative when it comes to funding the project.</p><p>&quot;There are opportunities to work with the community to see if there&#39;s anything we can do to make the toll rates more palatable.&quot;<br /><br />Ohio Transportation secretary Jerry Wray agrees that tolling is part of the answer but not the entire solution.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:51:51 +0000 Tana Weingartner 17889 at http://wvxu.org Oh & Ky transportation leaders discuss Brent Spence options