Study finds nearly 30 percent of RiverLink pay-by-plate tolls go uncollected

Marcus Green

"LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – When drivers who don’t have a RiverLink account cross the Ohio River toll bridges, they’re sent a bill in the mail. At times, collecting that money has proved a challenge for the companies hired by Kentucky and Indiana officials to run a system that uses cameras to read license plates and scanners to ping in-car transponders. One obstacle is that RiverLink operators have yet to crack down on unpaid tolls from out-of-state drivers who aren’t paying. Another is that some states haven’t shared basic information about those vehicles’ owners – like, for example, who they are."


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