Chicago's Tollway Improvement Plan Is Pricey

A proposed plan in Illinois would double fares for drivers who don't use an electronic toll collection program.
September 5, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is proposing to "double tolls for car drivers who pay cash on Illinois tollways and nearly triple rates for large trucks using the system to help fund a $5.3 billion, 10-year improvement plan.

The plan calls for rebuilding nearly all of the Illinoistollway's 274-mile system, widening about half its roads, extending Interstate Highway 355 south into Will County and replacing toll booths with 'open road tolling' lanes that allow I-PASS users to drive through barrier-free plazas."

Thanks to Campaign for Sensible Growth listserv

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Published on Thursday, August 26, 2004 in The Chicago Tribune
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