SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill supported by state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, that lowers the amount of money the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority can charge towed trailers and medium trucks at toll booths passed out of the House.
“This bill is a matter of fairness to people traveling our tollways, DeLuca said, “Because the average fully loaded semi does far more damage to our roadways than a car-trailer combination, the amounts charged at the tolls should reflect that.”
DeLuca co-sponsored and voted to pass House Bill 1620, which caps the tolls that can be charged to vehicle-trailer combinations traveling on 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. The bill takes into account the amount of axels but will cap the tolls if the vehicle is a passenger car towing a trailer.
“Many of our residents enjoy taking a camper, ATV or bike ride to the various parks and trails in Illinois, and they should not be nickeled and dimed on the way to and from their destination,” DeLuca said. “I’m proud to have helped pass this bill to protect drivers from excessive tolls.”