Groups urge changes to Ohio River bridge tolls

Business groups urge changes to tolling policies for new Ohio River bridges amid cost concerns
Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 17, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

MADISON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana and Kentucky are being asked to delay the collection of tolls on Ohio River bridges until the project is complete in late 2016.

Leaders of One Southern Indiana and Greater Louisville Inc. say starting the tolls in April as planned could strain area businesses. They want the Indiana Finance Authority to weigh the effects the early tolls will have on different types of companies.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1oMxqjk ) Ohio River Bridges Project officials are expected to begin negotiating with a toll systems provider soon.

One Southern Indiana wants state leaders to pursue toll credits for frequent users and exemptions for public and tour buses. It also wants to bar the collection of tolls until work on all three bridges is complete.

Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com


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