Steve Beshear and Jerry Abramson announced today that five individuals will serve on a negotiating team to talk with counterparts in Indiana to get the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project going.
It’s the first of many steps involved, with the goal ultimately to establish a bi-state authority that would have seven members, four named by Abramson and three by Beshear. It all has to be approved in Frankfort. The Metro Council has strongly suggested it have a representative on that authority.
So here are the members of the negotiating team.
Mike Hancock, Interim Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Lori Hudson Flanery, Deputy Secretary, Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet
David Nicklies, President and CEO, Nicklies Development Corp., a Louisville-based real estate development company serving communities in Kentucky and Indiana
Joe Reagan, President and CEO, Greater Louisville Inc., the metro Chamber of Commerce
Ben Richmond, President and CEO, Louisville Urban League