Indiana/Kentucky: Ahead of annual rate increase, RiverLink seeing more prepaid accounts

Your wallet may be feeling a little lighter, but hopefully the money spent has made your drive a little easier.

It’s the second year of tolling on the three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana. RiverLink officials said they are seeing more drivers with prepaid accounts and transponders and more crossings.

RiverLink is the electronic tolling system for the Louisville–Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project.

RiverLink said there were more than 32 million crossings on the three tolled bridges in 2018, an increase of more than 8 percent from 2017. At the end of 2018, more than 193,000 accounts had been opened, an increase of 29 percent from the previous year.

RiverLink doesn’t want commuters to get caught off-guard, and is reminding people now that it will cost you more to use the tolled bridges.