Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Illinois Tollway will force drivers to join I-Pass by not accpting money at new interchange linking Interstates 57 and 294


When the first phase of the interchange linking Interstates 57 and 294 opens, using coins to drive on it might be a thing of the past.

With more drivers on the Illinois tollway system opting for I-Pass over cash, that interchange would likely rely solely on electronic tolling, bypassing coins altogether, Kristi Lafleur, the tollway authority’s executive director, told the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

Lafleur said the first phase of that interchange — linking northbound I-294 to I-57 south and I-57 northbound traffic to northbound I-294 — is scheduled to be finished by October 2014.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is rebuilding the I-57 bridge over I-294, and that work is scheduled to wrap up this fall. IDOT also is reconstructing and widening the Kedzie Avenue bridge over I-57.

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18 comments:

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

The fucking tollway authority won't allow me to refill my existing iPass transponder, they want me to buy a new one.

Out of the car Motherfucker!!! said...

You gotta be kidding!!!! That road will never be finished, Where's the money to even start it?? If you know who get's reelected gas will be to fucking expensive to buy and will be in short supply and the only traffic on 294 will be the few folk's who still have jobs riding their bicycles OUT of Shitcago!! After the NATO riots and the terrorist have left town after blowing up all the bridges in and out of Obamaville. By then the race war will be in fullswing, Shitcago will be more of a waste land than it is already!!! I would't be in a hurry to buy an I-pass. I'll spend my money on food and ammo!!!

john said...

Very cool. I visit shitcago once during the summer. I guess in 2014 I will just blow through the toll booths since I obviously will not have an IPass when I live in another state. Did they even contemplate those driving through from other states? How about a lot of confusion and maybe some reckless lane changing and panic stops. Another great idea.

old retired guy

Anonymous said...

Commander Mummmbles sucks cock and is living proof a complete moron can be promoted.

Chief hillbilly walrus whale ass sucks cock..

See the hillbilly @ WWW.SSACOP
He's the hillbilly with the big lard head and bad mustache.

Na Mo we ain't going in, it's raining. Mummmbles is an incompetent coward.

Anonymous said...

What about the out-of-state tourist who does not have an I-Pass?

Anonymous said...

CRASH THE GATES! FUCK THIS STATE

Anonymous said...

Costs me $5.00 to drive from northside to Wisconsin. Thanks quinn you Jerk.

Anonymous said...

So what are the out of staters gonna do?

Anonymous said...

TRUCK DRIVERS FROM OUT OF STATE WILL BE ANGRY!!

Anonymous said...

When driving the tollways in northern illinois, always have;

1. a set of phony plates available

2. no plates visible

3. a dark plastic smoked l/p cover

4. all the above

There are not enough police available to catch more than 1 at a time with thousands driving by for free.

Don't slow down, just go baby go!

Anonymous said...

I just bought a new battery for my I-Pass 'readout' unit and then they told me I have to replace it with a non-readout unit because the battery can not be replaced...what a scam.

Anonymous said...

Then they will activate the speed part of the I-Pass system and start issuing citations like Florida does,,,

Anonymous said...

Big Brother is going to track your ass with I-Pass!

Why let the free public use cash and coins? Mark of the Beast and make it all traceable, with movements also recorded, electronically.

The King of All Crackers said...

I live near the Tri State in the LC (Lake County) and cross a bridge that goes over the Tri State going into Libertyville seeing fewer and fewer cars on the the toll road. I wonder if people stopped taking the toll roas due the large increase in fees. I now take US 41 as an alternate. Maybe the toll increase will have negative effect on revenues.

Anonymous said...

I happen to know the freq. of the transponders...I think Im gonna start doing a little radio jamming....

Fuck this state.
Fuck Quinn
Fuck the Tollway Authority

LONG LIVE ZIMMERMANN!
MCVEIGH WAS RIGHT!

Anonymous said...

I would sue for refusal to accept payment of USD.

Anonymous said...

How about out of state people coming up on this shit?

I Voted For Obama said...

Even Obama thinks this plan sucks.