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JOIN OUR COALITION

Join Us

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

Join Our Coalition! We need a new bridge connecting Greater Cincinnati /Northern Kentucky. Add your name to the growing list of citizen and organization supporters.   Add your...

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TELL YOUR STORY

Stories from You

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

All of us have had times in our lives when we have been blocked and frustrated by the Brent Spence Bridge. Missing our kids events, running late to business meetings and getting...

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TELL OUR LEADERSHIP

Tell Our Leadership

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

Let local, state & federal leadership know a new bridge connecting Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky will benefit our region. Use our simple advocacy tool to send an email.

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THE COALITION NEWS

Protect Our Quality Of Life

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

The Brent Spence Bridge was designed almost 50-years ago to carry 80,000 vehicles per day. But it’s now carrying almost 200,000 vehicles. Our quality of life is...

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RECENT POSTS

Coalition commends Ohio Gov. Kasich and Ohio legislators for signing HB533 that will advance Bridge Project

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Bridge

Coalition commends Ohio Gov. Kasich and Ohio legislators for signing HB533 that will advance Bridge Project

Jun 12, 2014

Build Our New Bridge Coalition commends Ohio Gov. John Kasich for signing legislation to advance the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project HB 533 allows for modern tolling and strengthens P3 law   CINCINNATI, OH – The Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition today commended Ohio Governor John Kasich for signing House Bill 533, legislation with bipartisan support...

Build Our New Bridge Coalition announces support for needed legislation in Ohio to advance the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Bridge

MEDIA RELEASE   For immediate release: May 6, 2014 Contact:Patrick Crowley859-462-4245 pcrowley@strategicadvisersllc.com   Build Our New Bridge Coalition announces support for needed legislation in Ohio to advance the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project   CINCINNATI, OH – The Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition is announcing its support...

Surface Transportation Increase Unlikely — Despite Infrastructure Needs, Public Transit Wants

Surface Transportation Increase Unlikely — Despite Infrastructure Needs, Public Transit Wants

May 6, 2014

This article was reprinted from CQ News Roll Call.  To view actual article please click here CQ NEWS – POLICY May 5, 2014 – 5:51 p.m. By Nathan Hurst, CQ Roll Call Senators writing a six-year surface transportation bill are planning to keep status quo spending levels and skip an administration proposal to boost public transit programs and update the...

Congress won’t ride to rescue on Brent Spence Bridge

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 by Bridge

Congress won’t ride to rescue on Brent Spence Bridge

Mar 31, 2014

WASHINGTON – As Kentucky leaders continue to tussle over how to pay the $2.6 billion price tag for replacing the outdated Brent Spence Bridge, some clearly hope Congress will come to the rescue. In arguing for a ban on tolls as a way to pay for the bridge, Kentucky state legislative leaders said earlier this month that the Brent Spence Bridge was the federal...

Politico: Highway fund stares into the abyss

Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Bridge

Politico:   Highway fund stares into the abyss

Mar 26, 2014

This is a story from Politico. By Adam Snider 3/26/14 4:17 PM EDT The federal trust fund that pays for road, bridge and transit projects is on the verge of entering unknown territory: going dry. Unless Congress acts, the Highway Trust Fund will start running out of money in July for the first time in its 58-year history, with no real precedent for what happens...

Need for Brent Spence Corridor project isn’t going away

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by Bridge

Need for Brent Spence Corridor project isn’t going away

Mar 21, 2014

    By Mike Hancock Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet   FRANKFORT, Ky. – On average, a commuter in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area spends 37 hours per year in traffic jams. That is according to the closely watched and highly regarded Urban Mobility Report issued annually by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M...

Former U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis: NKY loses with Simpson’s bridge amendment

Former U.S. Congressman Geoff Davis:  NKY loses with Simpson’s bridge amendment

Mar 21, 2014

Geoff Davis of Hebron represented Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District in Congress from 2005 to 2012. While representing my congressional district in Washington, I worked with former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning of Southgate to earmark nearly $50 million for the replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge. The funding was essential to lay the foundation for the major...

New study projects $86.7 Billion economic impact for Louisville bridges

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Bridge

New study projects $86.7 Billion economic impact for Louisville bridges

Mar 20, 2014

In the course of 30 years, the Ohio River Bridges Project is expected to generate an average of 15,556 new jobs a year, $29.5 billion in personal income and $86.7 billion in economic output for the Louisville region, according to a new economic impact study. Click here to read...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock Dispels Rumors of $6.50 Tolls

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by Bridge

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock responds to a question from OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski regarding speculation that tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge would cost $6.50. Mark, That is certainly not the case.   As included in the Options Analysis the Transportation Cabinet publicly released with the Ohio Department of...

The time to act is now! Call 1-800-372-7181 and ask your legislator to support HB407!

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Bridge

With less than three weeks remaining until the General Assembly begins their veto recess, time is running short to pass HB 407, legislation to authorize public-private partnerships in Kentucky. HB 407 (Combs) enables the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) by state and local governments to encourage competition for private sector investments, save tax...

EDITORIAL: Best way to fund new bridge is tolling

Posted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 by Bridge

The Brent Spence Bridge opened to traffic 50 years ago with what was then considered a forward-thinking design: a double-deck structure, one deck headed north, one headed south. It was built to carry 80,000 cars and 3,000 trucks a day, a substantial flow of traffic in 1963. Fast forward to 2014 and the same bridge is now carrying double the traffic – 160,000...

Public-private partnership bill clears House budget committee

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Bridge

FRANKFORT—A bill that would allow the use of public-private partnerships, or P3s, to finance major government projects in the Commonwealth has cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee. P3s are public services or private ventures financed through partnerships between the public sector and one or more private companies. House Bill 407 would impact...