Matt Nash grasps realities that elude selected council seat-warmers. Come to think of it, that's purely standard operating procedure.
NASH: Bracing for the impact
... If you don’t think that people will drive through the streets of New Albany to avoid paying $8-$24 for a round trip, then I have a bridge to sell you. It would be prudent to start preparing for the increased volume of traffic now. If we wait until our city’s streets are inundated by cars and semi trucks then we will only contribute to the growing congestion problem and we will have a harder time fixing it.
We have a history in New Albany of being reactive instead of proactive. Now is the time to act before it is too late and our streets are overwhelmed. The decision to build two bridges and pay for them with tolls is a decision we will be living with for a very long time. We can not afford to make the wrong decisions on how to combat the impact that tolls will have on this community.