Kentucky group asks judge to move bridges suit to trial

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A public transportation advocacy group is asking a federal judge to allow its lawsuit over the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges project to proceed to trial.

The Louisville, Ky.-based Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation made the motion Monday in federal court in Louisville, days after two other plaintiffs agreed to drop their portions of the suit.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports the coalition is taking issue with reports last weekend that the settlement with those two plaintiffs removed serious obstacles to the project. The coalition says in a statement that there are serious "issues still remaining to be litigated."

Kentucky and Indiana announced last Friday that they had reached an agreement with two opponents to of the bridges to settle their portions of the federal lawsuit.

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