The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority is an
independent de jure municipal corporation and political subdivision of the
Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Authority was established in 2009 by
the Kentucky General Assembly with the passage of Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS)
Chapter 175B to review,
approve, and monitor certain significant transportation projects within the
Commonwealth and between the Commonwealth and the State of Indiana and, if
necessary, to assist with the operation, financing, and management of those
The Authority currently has eleven voting members; Secretary Jim Gray, Deputy Secretary Geri Grigsby, John William Bartleman, Jack Whifield, Thomas Guidugli, Jordan Lanham, William Mitchell Boggs, Marcie Matthews, Timothy Akins, Leslie Combs, and Russell Romine. The Authority is attached
administratively to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and relies
exclusively on KYTC staff to operate. Currently, the Authority is
engaged in overseeing a single project, the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio
River Bridges (LSIORB) Project.
The LSIORB Project is being paid for with all-electronic tolling under the name "RiverLink". Tolling is in place on the Abraham Lincoln Bridge (I-65 North), the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge (I-65 South) and the Lewis and Clark Bridge (SR 265/KY 841) connecting Prospect, KY and Utica, IN. For additional information, please visit the RiverLink website here.