Illinois lowers fees for I-PASS

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The state has temporarily lowered the costs to start and maintain an I-PASS account for people who apply through the Illinois Tollway system.

The move makes getting an I-PASS easier by reducing upfront costs, said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur.

The Tollway temporarily lowered the cost for a new I-PASS account, from the current $50 or $60, down to $30.  The deposit for new customers to get an I-PASS transponder will be permanently reduced from $20 down to $10; and the minimum rate to replenish an I-PASS account was lowered from $40 down to $20 for customers who open new accounts through December 31, 2014.

The reduced fee offers begin October 1, 2014, and they are only available to new and existing customers who visit one of the Illinois Tollway’s Customer Service Centers or call 800-824-7277 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

I-PASS accounts are also part of a multi-state E-ZPass system that is accepted on some toll roads and turnpikes in several other states.