March 9, 2021

From the Desk of Jill Meyer

What's carrying 2X its capacity and functionally obsolete?

I know, easy question. But the answer has remained the same for nearly 20 years as the Brent Spence Bridge continues to be a drain on our region’s economy and livelihood. A newly published report revealed the bridge is now the second most congested truck bottleneck in the United States, and recent events have demonstrated that it continues to worsen in terms of safety.

It’s a 20th century bridge not fit for a 21st century economy. With nearly 3% of the nation’s annual GDP traveling on a substandard and obsolete bridge that connects people from Michigan to Miami, we need action now to help improve our local infrastructure — and fixing it must be a national priority. 
 
Last month, we joined other local and national chambers to begin advocating for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Bill by July 4. We know that federal investment is the only way that we will get this much needed project done. The US Chamber has released this new video accompanied by a strong marketing effort to encourage Congress to act now. Your Chamber Government Affairs team is working to ensure the community is informed on the Brent Spence Bridge and other vital regional topics. Stay connected by making sure you are subscribed to their email updates and by following the Chamber on twitter.

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