As you know, the Ambassador Bridge is owned by Matty Maroun and represents a local monopoly. For a number of years there has been a proposal to build another Bridge between Detroit and Windsor but this has been fought in the courts, the legislature and now it is being fought through the ballot box in the form of Proposal 6. If you've watched TV in Michigan in the past few months, you have seen a number of ads speaking in favor of Proposal 6. You've probably also gotten flyers in your mail box, span in your e-mail and banner ads on pages that support those. I'm okay with ads in support of a position but I don't like it when they use outright lies to support that position.
One of the ads running says that the money used to build the bridge will take money away from other entities in the state. That one couldn't be further from the truth since Canada is paying the upfront costs for the new Bridge. This will enable the State of Michigan to get matching funds from the US Government. We will have to pay back through tolls but I'm going to guess that there will be plenty of tolls paid to do that.
Another ad says that we don't really need a new bridge at all. As you know, I spend a fair amount of time on the Detroit River. As a result, I get to see the Ambassador Bridge quite a bit and it seems like every time I see it there is a string of trucks that stretches from Detroit to Windsor. That seems to be evidence that the Bridge is getting overtaxed. So it would seem that we need it.
So I think a new bridge is needed.
So there you have my opinion on that matter.