Board member reappointed for Ohio Bridges project

A transportation representative on the Kentucky side of the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority has been awarded a second term. Meanwhile, a meeting to move forward on a RFI for the Ohio Bridges project is imminent.

A representative on the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority has been reappointed as a board member.

Kentucky Motor Transport Association president Jim Fiepke will serve his second two-year term on the authority, which will expire on October 30, 2015.

Fiepke had concluded a previous two-year term. He was again appointed by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear.

Fourteen transportation department personnel, divided between Kentucky and Indiana, sit on the board.

The authority has oversight of the Ohio River Bridges project, a potential $2.9 billion public-private partnership (PPP) that would construct a bridge linking Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana.

The authority had completed a request for information (RFI) for the bridge and had expected to make a “formal recommendation on a delivery model” for the project November 10.     

But that meeting was postponed and has not been rescheduled.

A spokesman for the authority said she expected a make-up meeting would be announced in a week.