More than 7 million crossings in first quarter
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 24, 2017) — During the first quarter of tolling on the three Ohio River bridges, $8.6 million in revenue has been collected to be split evenly between Indiana and Kentucky.
An additional $6.8 million will be received from E-ZPass systems in other states (drivers who crossed the tolled Ohio River bridges with E-ZPass transponders from other states). The billing cycle is still active, and additional money is being collected from vehicle owners who have received invoices. Tolling began on Dec. 30, 2016.
Revenue collected to date is in line with expectations, and both states are meeting their financial obligations for the Bridges Project. Toll revenue can only be used to meet financial obligations of the project and for operation and maintenance of the project area.
In March there were nearly 2.6 million crossings, up from more than 2.2 million in January. Nearly 7 million crossings were recorded on the three bridges in the first quarter of the year. Traffic is expected to increase in the coming months, especially during the summer.