Last-minute rush hits RiverLink offices hours before tolling begins
Drivers flocked to the two RiverLink offices in Jeffersonville and downtown Louisville on Thursday night to sign up in person before tolling begins at 4 a.m. Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Drivers flocked to the two RiverLink offices in Jeffersonville and downtown Louisville on Thursday night to sign up in person before tolling begins at 4 a.m. Friday.
The Jeffersonville office had a two-hour wait and a line out the door. One woman in line said she didn't realize tolling started so soon.
“Then no wonder everyone is rushing," Stephanie Walker said. "I thought I at least had until New Years."
Drivers will pay $4 each way to cross the Kennedy, Lincoln and Lewis and Clark Bridges if they do not have a RiverLink account. The bill will be sent through the mail.
If you have a transponder, you will pay $2 per crossing. These customers can get a frequent user discount after 40 crossings in a month. The discount will be applied to all crossings that month, making the cost $1 per crossing.
You can also register your license plate, without using a transponder, for $3 a crossing.
Some people who do not plan to use the bridges often say they still want the benefits of a transponder.
“I’m not an everyday traveler, but I don’t want to have to pay outrageous amounts of money for my every once and awhile going across,” said Mary Burgess of Clarksville.
Copyright 2016 WDRB Media. All rights reserved.