SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Stemming from complaints from residents, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, introduced and passed a bill out of committee to lower the amount of money the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority can charge towed trailers and medium trucks at toll booths.
“Too many families are being nickel and dimed in Illinois and the tollway is a perfect example,” Moylan said. “We need to start doing what we can to lower the everyday costs that working families in our state have to pay.”
Moylan’s House Bill 1620 will cap the tolls that can be charged to vehicle-trailer combinations traveling Illinois highways. This is because, in many cases passenger vehicles hauling trailers are charged the same as trucks hauling trailers due to the amount of axels of the car-trailer combinations. This bill will take in take into account the amount of axels but will cap the tolls if the vehicle is just a regular passenger car towing a trailer.
“I know there are issues with our roads and we do need to fund them to keep them in top shape, Moylan said. “But this is taking it to the point of hurting Illinois residents and I am not for that.”
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