Tollway denies report I-PASS users may pay more

FILE: Motorists using manual and automatic lanes, which also accept I-PASS, slow as they approach a toll plaza on I-355 Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, in Downers Grove, Ill., while other drivers with transponders use unobstructed I-PASS lanes on the left. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

April 19, 2010 9:05:17 AM PDT
A published report suggests the Illinois Tollway is considering raising tolls on drivers who use its electronic I-PASS lanes.

Crain's Chicago business reports leaders of the cash-strapped agency are "quietly" considering the hike even though they previously declared it unacceptable.

The tollway system faces up to $4 billion in critical repairs on I-90 and $7 billion in debt on the books. In response, the Illinois Tollway spokesperson says there is no proposal or discussion to increase any kind of tolls at this time.

I-PASS users are currently charged 40 cents a toll.