Average of 80,858 weekday crossings
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2017) — In January, the first full month of tolling on the three Ohio River bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana, there was an average of 80,858 weekday crossings—53.7 percent of which used transponders—and an average of 57,030 weekend/holiday crossings, with 40.2 percent using transponders. Overall, there was a total of 2,244,476 crossings of tolled bridges in January. Tolling began Dec. 30.
The number of drivers crossing tolled bridges with transponders is expected to continue to increase as more accounts are opened and transponder orders are fulfilled. More than 30,000 drivers have opened RiverLink accounts and are waiting for RiverLink local transponders.
So far, 204,000 transponders have been requested—more than 166,000 RiverLink local transponders and more than 37,000 RiverLink E-ZPass transponders. 355,000 drivers crossed without accounts or transponders—150,000 of them from Kentucky.
These are trips taken by drivers without RiverLink prepaid accounts or whose accounts have a negative balance. The majority of these drivers have taken very few trips over tolled bridges, with 70 percent owing $12 or less in tolls.
Invoices are being processed and mailed. Invoices are sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. Vehicle owners who receive invoices can contact RiverLink customer service by phone or in person, open a prepaid RiverLink account and tolls owed will be adjusted to lower, transponder rates. Trips taken before opening a prepaid RiverLink account will not qualify for the frequent-user discount.
RiverLink local transponders are in stock, and orders are being fulfilled. Drivers with RiverLink local transponders on back order are expected to receive them later this month. Drivers with prepaid RiverLink accounts are paying the lowest rates as they wait for transponders to arrive.