U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters continues to pitch
two themes - that federal highway dollars are rapidly drying up, and that
privatization is the alternative.
The Cincinnati Post
reported that in a meeting with a group of Cincinnati area business and civic
leaders, Peters gave no assurances that there would be adequate federal money
for a new Interstate 75 bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and
She did, however, suggest that state planners consider
making the new span a privately operated toll bridge.
In an editorial, the newspaper staff said the prospect of a
toll bridge "sends chills down the spine of the Post's editorial board."