Thousands of people have opened RiverLink accounts during the first month of operations. More than 4,000 people have opened personal accounts, and more than 100 businesses have opened commercial accounts. RiverLink launched operations July 21, with tolling not expected to start until late this year.
RiverLink is the new, all-electronic tolling system making the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project possible. There are no toll booths, no coin machines, no lines and no stopping. Initial toll rates range from $2-$12. The lowest toll rates are for drivers with transponders. Drivers must set up a prepaid account to get a transponder.
Tolling won’t begin until late this year, but drivers may soon notice cameras in place on the toll gantry located at the north end of the Abraham Lincoln Bridge, near Court Avenue.
Two cameras are scheduled to be installed overnight, and should be in place by early morning on Friday, August 5. Testing the cameras is part of preparations for all-electronic tolling. Thousands of images are expected to be captured in the coming days.
Transportation and finance leaders from Indiana and Kentucky voted today to approve several measures preparing for the start of RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system making the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project possible.
The Tolling Body today approved the Bridges Project’s toll policy and business rules, which includes vehicle classification, account management information and fee structure on unpaid tolls.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) commissioner, the Indiana public finance director, the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (KPTIA) chairman and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet secretary, or their designees, make up the project’s Joint Board. A separate Tolling Body includes the four Joint Board members and an appointed member from each state.
Indiana and Kentucky transportation officials are releasing recommendations for the vehicle classification system for RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system making the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project possible.
Transportation and finance leaders from both states are scheduled to meet May 11 to vote on the recommendations and other measures that make up tolling policy and business rules.
Check the links to news coverage on the RiverLink all-electronic toll system, featuring information on how to use the system, transponder types, toll rates and more.
Check the links to news coverage on the series of public open houses held in Kentucky and Indiana to inform people about the benefits of the new bridges and how they can travel them in the most affordable way possible.
Check the news coverage about RiverLink’s major sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Tolling isn’t expected to begin until late this year, but now is the time for residents to learn more about RiverLink. RiverLink is the new, all-‐electronic tolling system making the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project possible.
RiverLink open house events are planned for most Tuesdays and Thursdays in February and March, beginning Thursday, February 4.
Check out the recent news coverage of RiverLink
First Public Briefing on New Tolling System. Toll System Brand to be Unveiled