I received this press release today from the Say NO to Bridge TOLLS folks and I have to say these guys are serious. And why not? I agree with them and support their efforts myself. Communications Director Curt Morrison certainly does his part in keeping this issue alive in the press so I will do my part by posting the release. Keep up the fight Curt.
Though the release falls short of an endorsement in the race for Mayor it certainly does make one tend to believe they are leaning that way. Read below for more:
Media Release: Say NO to Bridge TOLLS Applauds Heiner, Calls on Fischer and Green to Follow
When: August 10, 2010
Contact: Curtis Morrison, Communications Director
Say NO to Bridge TOLLS
Say NO to Bridge TOLLS was pleased to see mayoral candidate Hal Heiner's acknowledgment that the $3 tolls being proposed should be an issue in this mayoral election. It was forward thinking and encouraging for Heiner to take the courageous step of being open to "streamlining the project to an affordable level" while not abandoning the project altogether.
Shawn Reilly, co-founder of Say NO to Bridge Tolls said "I am pleased to see Hal Heiner taking a progressive stance on the Ohio River Bridges Project that is more in line with our goal of reducing the design and scope of the Project into phases, that can be financed without tolls and connects our communities in a reasonable and affordable way"
We're calling on candidates Greg Fischer and Jackie Green to follow Heiner's lead by modifying their platforms on the Ohio River Bridges Project and calling on all candidates for public office to take a stand against tolls on our existing bridges. It's vital for Louisville's future to reduce the scope of the Project into phases that don't require any tolls.
Hal Heiner's 5-Idea Plan: http://www.halformayor.com/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=10281
WFPL Coverage of Heiner's 5-Idea Plan: http://www.wfpl.org/2010/08/10/heiner-unveils-five-ideas-discusses-bridges-project-timeline/
LEO Coverage of Heiner's 5-Idea Plan: http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2010/08/10/heiner-unveils-5-ideas-plan/
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=292754091961&ref=search
Recent Article in USA Today citing Say NO to Bridge Tolls: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-08-02-RWtolls03_ST_N.htm
I must add this link of my own as well. I wonder when they will pay attention to the SW bridge that will create an economic boom to the Dixie area. Louisville News and Politics: OHIO RIVER BRIDGES PROJECT: YEP IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY
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