RiverLink Starter Kit adds more convenience for Ohio River commuters
ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2017 — InComm, a leading prepaid product and payments technology company, today announced its latest U.S. expansion of its Tolling and Transit program, which works with transportation authorities and tolling systems to give riders and drivers a convenient way to manage their commuting budgets – stopping into any participating retailer — to easily load value onto their tolling or transit account.
Through InComm’s program, the RiverLink Starter Kit [link inserted] is now available as a prepaid tolling solution for commuters crossing the Ohio River over the recently new and improved bridges connecting Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana. The RiverLink Starter Kit, which contains a transponder and reload card, offers commuters a fast and convenient way to purchase a transponder and load funds onto their RiverLink account.
“We are innovating new tolling and transit payment solutions across the country. The RiverLink Starter Kit is just our latest tool for commuters of all kinds – including cash-preferred commuters – that makes getting on the road and through tolls as convenient as possible,” said Michael Herold, Vice President of Business Development for InComm.
With a RiverLink Starter Kit, commuters who regularly travel on the bridges and roads that connect Kentucky and Indiana can be ready to drive with one simple purchase. When commuters need to reload their RiverLink accounts, they can bring their reload card to any participating retailer and use any payment method, including cash.
The partnership with RiverLink was initiated by Kapsch TrafficCom, which is the toll systems provider for the three RiverLink bridges operated by the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges (LSIORB). Kapsch has designed, installed, and is operating the open-road toll collection system for these bridges, in addition to managing the back-office system and customer service center operations.
Now operating in six states InComm’s Tolling and Transit program provides transportation authorities with the prepaid technologies they need to provide their commuters with convenient travel solutions, including:
- Prepaid cards for public transportation, like UTA in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Prepaid cards or starter kits for electronic tolls, like RiverLink in Kentucky and Indiana and Peach Pass in Georgia.
“The convenience our Tolling and Transit program brings commuters, and the value it brings retailers, makes it a viable payment solution across the entire country,” said Herold. “We have our sights set on making this technology available to anyone in the U.S. who drives on a toll road or takes public transportation, with our ultimate goal of connecting all of our roads and offering one universal product that will get you from one coast to the other.”
Leveraging deep integrations into retailers’ point-of-sale systems, InComm provides connectivity to a variety of service providers that allow consumers to conduct everyday business at more than 500,000 points of retail distribution. Whether those consumers are activating prepaid products, paying bills, enjoying real-time discounts through a membership card, purchasing digital goods in-store or adding funds to an online account, InComm is there to provide unique gift-gifting opportunities, cater to on-the-go shoppers, deliver added value through loyalty programs and serve cash-based consumers. With 206 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in more than 30 countries. Learn more at www.incomm.com or connect with us on www.twitter.com/incomm, www.facebook.com/incomm, www.linkedin.com/company/incomm or www.incomm.com/blog.
Anthony Popiel, Dalton Agency
Kristen Rocco, Communications Director, InComm