I interpreted it to mean something different:I'm bothered by the "private entity" part.
And take note of this:
"Canada’s expenditure of up to $550 million will be eligible as matching funds for U.S. federal aid for Michigan highway projects."
I'm not real clear on that but it sounds like US government $
So while you and the other right-wing ideologues are bowing at the feet of the rich Republican geek outsourcer....at least get your facts straight.I agree. Nationalize it.
I can see the interpretation going either way on tolls, but that's a user fee to support the bridge and maintenance - just like the Mackinac.
Didn't realize Dingell had turned "right wing"... If Michigan, deceived by special interests, does not build the bridge here with our friends and partners, this bridge will get built elsewhere.
All the benefits, and all the jobs associated with the bridge will go with it. The thriving Michigan/Canadian industrial activity, especially in autos and auto parts, and our hopes will disappear with an aging bridge.
This project is too important to let selfish interests or partisan politics get in the way. I am proud to stand with Governor Snyder
as he announces the interlocal agreement with Canada moving this project forward. Michigan’s future economic success depends on projects like the new bridge to bring new construction jobs, and long and continuing growth in high-paying manufacturing jobs. For this we must have critical access to cross-border trade, and shared ownership of a new international crossing. Building the new bridge is the right thing to do, and the right thing for Michigan and its working families.
John Dingell, a Democrat from Dearborn, represents Michigan’s 15th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.http://www.freep.com/article/20120615/OPINION05/120615053/U-S-Rep-John-Dingell-New-bridge-to-Canada-essential-for-Michigan-U-S-economy