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Buckel: Lack of progress on Washington St. Bridge unacceptable

August 20th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Concerned citizens seeking the replacement and reopening of the Washington Street Bridge held a press conference/rally Wednesday morning at the site of the span that has been essentially closed since 2012. The event was held to call attention to the absence of progress to replace the bridge- and organizers are urging city, county, state and federal officials to work together to solve the issue. Delegate Jason Buckel called the lack of progress on replacing the bridge a demonstration of government bureaucracy at its worst…

9 Responses to “Buckel: Lack of progress on Washington St. Bridge unacceptable”

  1. August 20, 2020 at 6:49 am, mac said:

    Government bureaucracy at it’s worst.
    That’s funny because that’s what we call Buckel around here!

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    • August 20, 2020 at 7:12 am, Ken said:

      Amen! He & McKay need to go! Nothing but pandering and lip service without any meaningful results.

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  2. August 20, 2020 at 8:02 am, Bob said:

    It is gratifying to see our local officials going all pot and kettle like their national counterparts.

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  3. August 20, 2020 at 9:12 am, Welchy said:

    The city needed to sue CSX for damages day 1. Then it would be fixed by now. They continue to do nothing. County, state, or feds need to take charge

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  4. August 20, 2020 at 10:25 am, Goose said:

    A bunch of filthy rich folks complaining about a bridge! Isn’t it sad that you can’t get the attention you need in spite of your over stuffed pocket books! Now you know how the rest of us live only with more inconveniences than you could ever imagine!

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  5. August 20, 2020 at 10:35 am, Michael said:

    Ray Morriss ran for Mayor on this issue and said he would get the bridges fixed and use his inside CSX connections. So why hasnt he done it? Were we all misled by his political promises and rhetoric? Was the plain spoken ugly truth already told to us and we just opted for a new face because we didnt like what we heard? Ray Morriss seems incapable of getting anything done in Cumberland.

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    • August 20, 2020 at 10:51 am, mac said:

      > Morriss’s inside connections with CSX have actually worked, for CSX!

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      • August 20, 2020 at 11:07 am, Michael said:

        > I guess we shouldn’t be surprised since CSX did endorse him. They wanted their guy to help derail the process and he sold citizens on the idea that he could get things done.

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  6. August 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm, DPM said:

    Kissing Corporate butt, it’s what our pols are best at. Looking out for the tax paying public?? You’re kiddin, right?

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