Tuesday, October 11, 2016

RiverLink Hits Milestones as Drivers Prepare For Tolling

More than 10,000 accounts and nearly 25,000 transponders

Oct. 11, 2016 – More than 10,000 RiverLink accounts have been opened and nearly 25,000 RiverLink transponders are being distributed, ensuring drivers will pay the lowest rates when tolling begins late this year. The lowest toll rates are for drivers with transponders. Drivers must set up prepaid accounts to get transponders.

Nearly 25,000 RiverLink transponders have been requested, including nearly 20,000 RiverLink local transponders distributed and nearly 5,000 RiverLink E-ZPass transponders ordered. More than 10,000 families and 300 businesses have opened RiverLink accounts.1

A RiverLink local transponder is free of charge, one per registered vehicle. The small sticker adheres to the windshield, is non-transferable and will work only on local tolled bridges. Drivers choosing a RiverLink local transponder receive it when setting up their account, either in person or in the mail.

A RiverLink E-ZPass transponder is $15 per transponder. It’s mounted to the windshield, is portable from vehicle to vehicle registered to a single account and works in all 16 E-ZPass states (http://ift.tt/29y8yfb). Drivers choosing a RiverLink E-ZPass transponder will receive it before the start of tolling and when RiverLink is ready to service accounts in all E-ZPass states.

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.

RiverLink Accounts

Drivers can open a personal account online at www.RiverLink.com, by phone at 855-RIV-LINK or in person at one of two RiverLink customer service centers. A personal account can include up to four vehicles, with a minimum balance of $20 to open the account.

The minimum balance to open a commercial account is $20 per vehicle. Calling a customer service representative (855-RIV-LINK) is the fastest and easiest way for a business to open an account.

Customer service centers are located at 400 East Main Street in Louisville and 103 Quartermaster Court in Jeffersonville. The centers are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday – Friday. They are also open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday.

Start of Tolling

Tolling is expected to begin in December, sometime after cross-river capacity is added to the system. The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge, improved John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge and new East End bridge are expected to be complete and fully open to traffic by late this year. All three bridges will be tolled. The Sherman Minton Bridge and the Clark Memorial Bridge will not be tolled.

Find more information at www.riverlink.com.

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The Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project includes two new bridges and their approaches, an improved Kennedy Bridge and reconstruction of the Kennedy Interchange, where I-65, I-64 and I-71 come together in downtown Louisville. The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge will carry six lanes of I-65 northbound traffic. The improved Kennedy Bridge will carry six lanes of southbound traffic. The new East End bridge will connect the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Kentucky with State Road 265 (Lee Hamilton Highway) in Utica, Indiana. Find all of the latest traffic information and more details on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.



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