I get the creeps each time I am forced to drive across the aging Interstate75/71 Brent Spence Bridge connecting Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. The problem is, replacing a bridge of that magnitude – estimated cost: $3 billion – is among the costliest of transportation projects. It’s going to cost up to $3 billion to replace the bridge.
But the best starting point comes from Brian Richmond of the Kentucky Club for Growth: “Let’s begin the dialogue about wasted tax dollars on completely useless earmarked projects before we ever start talking about raising another tax.”
He also asks: “Why should working families in Kentucky be asked to pay for a bridge that benefits the entire eastern portion of the United States from Michigan to Miami?”