It's all because the Louisville Southern Indiana Bridges Authority has called a special business meeting for Thursday, September 2 at 9:00 a.m. The venue is Kye's in Jeffersonville. If there is a cash bar at that tender hour, I expect to see it stocked with triple-hopped Miller Lite and non-alcoholic wine. It might be time to unretire the flask.
What's this about?
Read this post from last week at The 'Ville Voice: The Bridges Authority Will Examine 8664.
Exactly how it will be examined is the primary question, but there it is. Also, supposedly there'll be discussion of the scaled-down Mississippi River bridges project in St. Louis.
The expectation after a discussion yesterday at my Facebook page, one in which not a single comment was deleted, is that the Bridges Authority will seek to soft-pedal tolling as early as possible, thus permitting previously reticent politicians to don their "S" capes and take credit for the historic compromise. As Karen wrote:
I'm waiting for them to walk back tolls to 50 cents per crossing, act like they're doing us a favor over it, then sit back and watch as the sheep breathe a collective sigh of relief saying, "Well good, at least it isn't $3 per crossing!"Indeed. By the way, it's Day 11 of the Ed Clere Viewpoint on Tolling Watch, and the forecast is for continued pea soup fog.