Last week, I blogged about how I liked the Martin Luther King bridge expansion idea as a plan to improve transportation across the Mississippi. It seems that County Executive Charlie Dooley has now given a cautious endorsement of that deal, provided the plan meets certain guarantees, all of which seem very reasonable. This plan strikes me more each time I study it as a very sensible and, in context, affordable solution to the transportation needs of metro Saint Louis. While I like the toll bridge idea too, as a Missouri taxpayer I like even more the idea of Illinois paying for almost all of it. Plus, my own experiences with the MLK bridge lead me to beleive an expanded bridge could really serve the needs of our community.
Now all we have to do is expand MetroLink to Madison and St. Charles Counties, paid for by local taxpyers only, and we will be in good shape.