U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood http://wfpl.org en Officials Defend Tolling To Help Fund New Bridges http://wfpl.org/post/officials-defend-tolling-help-fund-new-bridges <p>State and federal officials say new Ohio River bridges cannot be built without tolling as part of the financing plan.</p> <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Ohio’s governor to construct a new, $2.5 billion double-deck span to replace the Brent Spence Bridge linking Covington and Cincinnati.</p> <p>Beshear says there’s no chance the federal government will pick up the whole cost of this project or two new bridges planned for the Louisville area.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:55:38 +0000 Rick Howlett & Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 2952 at http://wfpl.org Officials Defend Tolling To Help Fund New Bridges