Explore options pertaining to the current bridge dilemma.
Is the bridge the only way?
Is a By-pass a feasible alternative?
Join us at the session to be informed on the pros and cons of both options.
The $3.6 billion plan offered by Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments is known as the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project.
The Kentucky legislature in 2014 and 2015 did not support the legislation required to enable the BSBCP to move forward.
The heated discussions and resulting impasse allowed the private sector time to develop an alternate plan to build a 68 mile, four lane expressway on the east side of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky at a cost of $1.1 billion and make more moderate improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge.
Our well-versed speakers will present the pros and cons of all approach as the Region moves forward.
Jason Kershner is Vice President of the Chamber's Government Affairs division. An experienced government relations professional having served in the Government Affairs Department of the Chamber for six years, Kershner previously worked in Washington, D.C. for former U.S. Senator George Voinovich. A graduate of UC and C-Change Class 7, Jason is originally from Kettering, Ohio.
Jason will explain the importance of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project on the regional economy.
Greg Fischer was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. Graduated from UC in Civil Engineering with and MBA. He worked with Messer Construction and Parsons Brinkerhoff (On Fort Washington Way and the Daniel Carter Bridge Realignment) through College. He has worked for Fischer Homes full time since 2003. He was heavily involved in communities such as Lexington Run in Batavia, Granite Spring in Cold Spring, and drove the expansions of Fischer Homes into Columbus, Indianapolis and Atlanta.
Greg Fischer will be presenting on behalf of Citizens for the Cincy Eastern Bypass a new novel idea supported by new Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. _____________________________________________
Joe Meyer recently retired as Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet where he oversaw a budget of over $3 billion and over 2600 employees. He served in the General Assembly for 15 years as State Representative and State Senator. He was senior policy advisor for State Auditor Crit Luallen.
Jon will talk for Northern Kentucky United a group that is opposed to tolls on an solution to the Brent Spence Bridge.