Installation is underway for Cincinnati's newest transportation option, bike sharing. The first bike share station is going up on the southeast corner of Fountain Square.
Cincinnati's program, Red Bike, is so named because of the bright red color of all the bikes. The bikes should be available for rental in September. Crews are building 35 stations with 260 bikes in Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Uptown. A second phase reaching into Northern Kentucky could possibly launch next year.
Taxpayers will pick up the tab for an $8 million study of the impact of a reconstructed Brent Spence bridge on traffic, noise and the effect tolls will have on minorities and low-income persons.
The Ohio Controlling Board released the money Monday at the request of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
ODOT spokesman Brian Cunningham said the state of Ohio is in the process of working out a “memorandum of understanding” with the state of Kentucky. Once that is finished, Cunningham said, Kentucky will reimburse Ohio for half of the $8 million.
For months, an appointed panel of lawmakers, former public officials and well-connected experts has been meeting to talk about what should be changed in the Ohio Constitution. Term Limits is one of teh items on the agenda.
Of all the major issues on the commission’s agenda, it appears the first big move will come in the form of term limit expansion.