Missed A Toll? Illinois Offers Amnesty On Fines

Rob Hart
June 25, 2020 - 4:06 pm
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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Drivers who missed tolls are in for a big benefit thanks to a decision by the Illinois Tollway Authority Board.

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The board voted to approve "Tolling 2020," which forgives the fines for tolls more than two weeks old.

Instead of paying a $20 or $50 dollar fine per toll, drivers will pay a $3 per-toll invoice fee.

Drivers who missed tolls between March 9 and June 25 won't have to pay any fines or fees.

"They will just have to pay the cost of the toll," said Tollway Executive Director Jose Alvarez.

Alvarez added that traffic volume dropped in a big way when the stay-at-home order was imposed in March.  It has since recovered to within 5% of traffic forecasts.

Tollbooths are still empty due to COVID-19 precautions.  They will be staffed as soon as the Illinois Department of Public Health gives the go-ahead.

Alvarez anticipates that will happen before the end of the year.