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Toll rates to rise for all crossing in to and out of LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – New toll rates for three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana begin next month. The 2.5 percent increase is effective July 1, 2019.   The new rate for a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder is $2.10 per crossing. The current toll rate is $2.05 per crossing.   Drivers with prepaid accounts in good standing and transponders always pay the lowest toll rates. Drivers save more than $2 per crossing. The easiest way to maintain a positive account balance is by choosing auto-replenishment and linking the account to a valid payment method.   RiverLink is the…

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More Growth and Improvements in Second Year of Tolling LouisvilleKY

Information from RiverLink’s website… LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The second year of RiverLink tolling saw more drivers with prepaid accounts and transponders, more crossings on the new and improved bridges, faster connections to customer service and new services for customers. RiverLink is the all-electronic tolling system for the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. There were 32.3 million crossings on the three tolled bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana in 2018, an increase of more than 8 percent from 2017 (the first full year of tolling). A significant number of people opened RiverLink accounts and acquired transponders in the second…

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US 42 Road Diet for Dummies

A petition drive makes a variety of terrifying claims that the project will kill their businesses and bring chaos to Lower Brownsboro Road. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, projects like this one all over the world have resulted in the opposite results – a more lively business climate, smoother traffic flow and fewer traffic crashes.

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To Sen. Rand Paul – Dude, Follow Up On Your Oath!

After all, sidewalks and bikeways are basically a matter of public health, safety and national security, all of which our leaders have sworn to protect and defend. When my roadways are unsafe for walking and cycling, my elected officials prove themselves guilty of malpractice and breach of their sworn duty to protect and defend my life, liberty and safety.

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Some Original Thinking on Bridges

What if. . . the community’s leaders got behind a plan to build smaller, less expensive local-access bridges right now. Architect Steve Wiser has a plan that he says is do-able right now to help fix the area’s transportation problems. Wiser wants to build at least three local-access bridges, at $100 million each, that could be carrying traffic within five years. He’s holding a press conference Wednesday at the K&I Bridge, and hopes that some public officials, including members the Metro Council, will show up and listen. Wiser points out that crossing the Ohio River around here, even before the…

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FAILS – Kingdom and Social and . . .

Here’s a look at what’s happening around here from a glass-half-empty perspective: Who Will Save the Kingdom?: You have to admire Ed Hart for his efforts to save Kentucky Kingdom, the amusement park he’s working hard to re-open and the one it seems politicians in the state legislature seem determined to keep from happening. Hart issued a statement today, after he’s secured $29 million in private funding for the project (mostly from the Al J. Schneider Co.), saying basically that the foot-dragging of government officials has now made it impossible for the park to open next year. Still, Hart says…