State Seeks Big Increase in Tolls

July 29, 2011  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — Illinois Tollway drivers next year could pay nearly twice as much in tolls to fund a $12 billion 15-year capital plan that would include the region’s first new tollway since the opening of the Veterans Memorial Tollway, a new interchange in the south suburbs and reconstruction of the 50-year-old Jane Addams tollway to Rockford.  Under the plan announced Thursday, I-PASS users at most mainline toll plazas would pay 35 cents more beginning in 2012, with cash-paying passenger vehicles continuing to pay double the I-PASS rate. I-PASS users comprise 83 percent of the tollway’s 1.4 million daily users.

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