How All-Electronic Tolling Works
With RiverLink’s state-of-the-art system, paying tolls is quick and easy. Drivers never need to stop at a tollbooth or find exact change for a coin machine. In fact, they never even need to slow down.
For customers who have a prepaid account in good standing and a transponder, sensors read the transponder and deduct the appropriate toll from the account. These customers pay the lowest toll rates.
For customers who don’t have a transponder and/or a positive account balance, high-resolution cameras capture a photo of the license plate and an invoice is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Toll gantries contain high-resolution cameras, lasers and automatic vehicle identification (AVI) antennas that identify and classify vehicles as they cross the tolled bridges.