Kentucky, Indiana pitch in to increase public bus services so drivers can avoid tolls

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 10:46 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky and Indiana are pitching in millions of dollars to increase the public bus service.

They want to ease some of the financial burden for people from tolls on the new Ohio River bridges, plus the Kennedy Bridge.

A study found the cost of each river crossing, including tolls and vehicle expenses would rise 21 percent to $8.16 for residents from high-poverty areas.

Which means more people may start taking public transportation.

The Transit Authority of River City will receive the $20 million to buy buses and build park-and-ride facilities.

 

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