Jan 30, 2011 — interview by Doug Moore in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Q: Now there is a plan in place and a cost associated with it, what is the next step?
A: With a tweaked concept, now we kind of go into design this year with much specificity. And also we sort of re-engage with the public and get their sense of what they think we’re doing. That will consume a lot of 2011.
Q: The big question is the money. Where do you get $500 million to $600 million?
A: The concept is there would be appropriations (for public funds) requested largely for transportation, which would be the lid over I-70, street improvements in St. Louis and to Illinois Route 3. Some of our projects could be bonded. For example, the gondola (line). Lastly, philanthropy could pick up some of this.
Tom Bradley is superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the official name of the federal park that includes the iconic monument and the historic domed building.