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Illinois Transportation

Illinois Toll Rates Nearly Doubled By Board-Approved Hike

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Tollway board voted nearly unanimously Thursday to approve a nearly 88 percent toll hike intended to fund a $12 billion, 15-year road con...

Toll Hike On The Way For Illinois Drivers?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

While Illinois' tolls already leave drivers digging deep into their pockets, the state's Toll Highway Authority Thursday announced a proposed toll inc...

Quinn Approves New, Tougher Seat Belt Law

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

In a move he hopes will lead to fewer deaths in traffic collisions, Governor Pat Quinn Monday signed a law broadening the state's existing seat belt l...

Illinois Offers To Take Federal High-Speed Rail Money Rejected By Wisconsin's Governor-Elect

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker has promised to reject more than $800 million in federal money that would create a high-speed rail line from Mil...

Pay-To-Drive Tollway HOV Lanes Approved

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Toll Highway Authority board today approved a plan for high-occupancy toll lanes, known as HOT Lanes or Green Lanes. The plan is to inst...

IDOT Seeks Increased Amtrak Funding

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois transportation officials are considering buying more Amtrak passenger cars for popular routes in southern parts of the state. Illinois Depar...