Ohio River Bridges Debuts $20 Prepaid Transponder

Louisville Business First reports, “With local tolling to start as soon as systems testing is finished on the RiverLink tolling system for the Lincoln, Kennedy and soon-to-open East End Bridges, a new payment option has debuted. Ohio River Bridges Project officials announced Thursday [December 8] that it is offering a $20 prepaid transponder alongside the free and $15 E-Z pass transponder options, according to a news release.”

WDRB explains that the “local transponders” (windshield-mounted tags) come with a pre-loaded $20 balance. Customers must self-monitor the balance level, since the tags are not associated with a registered user account. “Once the balance is exhausted, the transponder can be pulled from the windshield and thrown away.” RiverLink will charge tolls at the transponder rate, but the tag holders are not eligible for RiverLink’s frequent-user discount program.