Illinois Tollway Hearings to begin August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011  

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON TOLL INCREASE START THURSDAY

Public hearings on the Illinois Tollway's planned toll increase will begin August 18.  The Illinois Tollway has proposed increasing tolls on cars by 88-percent and they are also planning to move forward with a 2008 plan that raised tolls on trucks by 60-percent and raises tolls on trucks automatically each year according to the Consumer Price Index starting in 2018.  The Tollway intends to move ahead with the 2008 truck toll increase even though they are not moving forward with the projects that were supposed to be paid for by the truck toll increase in that 2008 plan.

 ITA Executive Director, Matt Hart, will be testifying at the hearings on behalf of the Illinois Trucking Association members, and we encourage all trucking companies to testify as well at the hearings.  The Tollway Board could decide as early as September to finalize the toll increase plan.

 

 August 18, 4-6 PM

Kane County - Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave, Building A, Geneva

 

August 18, 7-9 PM

Cook County - Chicago Ridge City Hall, 10455 S. Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge

DuPage County - DuPage County Government Center, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton

Will County - Village of New Lenox, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox

 

August 19, 7-9 PM

Boone County - Community Building, 111 W. 1st Street, Belvidere

DeKalb County - NIU-Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb

Lake County - Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church Street, Libertyville

McHenry County - Village of Huntley, 10987 Main Street, Huntley

 

August 22, 7-9 PM

Lee County - Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Drive, Dixon

Ogle County - Comfort Inn & Suites, 1122 N. Seventh Street, Rochelle

Whiteside County - Sterling Municipal Building, 212 3rd Avenue, Sterling

Winnebago County - Clock Tower Resort, 7801 E. State Street, Rockford

 

August 23, 4-6 PM

Cook County - Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg

 

August 23, 7-9 PM

Lake County - Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd, Buffalo Grove\

 

Please contact the Illinois Trucking Association, or Matt Hart of the ITA fir details, 217.789.6017

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