After Toll Hike, NOLA Causeway Commission Likely to Face Bonds Controversy

The New Orleans Advocate reports, “Normally, bond resolutions cruise through the St. Tammany Parish Council like a toll-tag commuter at a Lake Pontchartrain Causeway toll booth. . . . But when Causeway officials present their latest bond resolution — a plan to sell more than $100 million in bonds to add higher rails and safety bays — they can expect barricades in the form of skeptical questions from council members and vocal citizen opposition.

The Times-Picayune looks at what’s ahead for the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway after this week’s vote to raise the tolls $103 million in improvements and offers readers five things they need to know, including the fact that, “If St. Tammany and Jefferson approve the bond issue, commuters would still have many months before being hit with higher tolls.”