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4:54 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Ohio, Kentucky to share bridge replacement costs

Ohio and Kentucky governors discuss Brent Spence Bridge replacement plans.
Bill Rinehart WVXU

Ohio and Kentucky will share the costs of building a new bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  The Brent Spence Bridge has been deemed functionally obsolete, carrying more traffic than intended. 

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New airline coming to CVG
11:23 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Branson AirExpress to fly from CVG to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun

As of May 7, Branson AirExpress will operate flights from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun. 

You can read the release here: 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – Branson AirExpress operated by Orange Air announces discount flights to Branson (BKG), New Orleans (MSY), and Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting May 7th.  Flights will be in a 150 seat MD-83 Jet aircraft. One-way tickets include all taxes and fees can be purchased for:

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Streetcar
11:22 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Streetcar wires going up

14th and Elm
Bill Rinehart WVXU

Crews this week are putting up the overhead wires in Over-the-Rhine that will power the Cincinnati streetcar.  Crews worked Wednesday along Elm Street, between 14th and Henry. 

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Transportation
10:10 am
Wed January 28, 2015

I-75 Hopple interchange work will require partial closures

Construction continues on the I-75 / Hopple St. interchange continues overnight beginning Wednesday evening. Here are the details from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Work at the I-75/Hopple interchange will require the following closures this week:

·         Various lane closures on Marshall Avenue and side streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

·         Single left lane closure on southbound I-75 from 7 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, Jan. 28.  

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Brent Spence Bridge
4:08 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Latest plan: Cost-sharing the new Brent Spence

In 2012 Governors Beshear and Kasich signed an agreement on how the two states would work together to build a new bridge.
Ann Thompson WVXU

When Governors John Kasich and  Steve Beshear hold a news conference in Covington Wednesday afternoon they are expected to elaborate on their plan to share the cost equally between Ohio and Kentucky. 

Many people are also wondering about a toll, something Northern Kentucky business leaders are against, but the governors say is necessary.

A study released in October 2013 projected $1 to $2 for cars; $3 to $6 for light trucks; and $5 to $10 for tractor-trailers.

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