ORBP status: CART seeks a trial, and that’s a good thing.


As Jeff wrote at Facebook:

Win or lose, a trial in this situation could be a turning point for civil rights in the metro area; precisely the sort of unavoidable public dialogue that’s been avoided for 45 years. Local leaders should support it moving forward.

He was referring to this.

Bridges opponent seeks trial in suit, by Marcus Green (Courier-Journal)

A public transportation advocacy group is asking for a trial in a lawsuit over the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation made the motion in federal court Monday, days after two other plaintiffs agreed to drop their portions of the suit.

In a news release issued Monday, the coalition took issue with comments in news stories during the weekend indicating that the settlement removed serious obstacles to the project. The coalition’s statement said there are serious “issues still remaining to be litigated.”

Concurrently, bridges skeptic Curt Morrison gives a detailed overview of bridges boondoggle “progress” at the present time.

What’s REALLY going on with the Ohio River Bridges Project, by Curtis Morrison (Insider Louisville)

Is a new bridge really coming to a river near you?

As Insider Louisville reported, the construction of the Ohio River Bridges Project overcame a hurdle late Friday.

What you didn’t hear about Friday is there are hitches still inherent in completing the project even though Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appears to be ignoring them, presenting construction as fait accompli …

… “The legal complaint against Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is Far From Settled,” reads the headline for a statement we received last night from David Coyte, CART President.