Downers Grove Patch | Group Files Suit Challenging Toll Hike

The following article by Downers Grove Patch features TUA’s lawsuit against the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

By Robert Bykowski | September 23, 2011A lawsuit was filed in court Thursday is aiming to challenge forthcoming tollway fee increases.

The lawsuit was filed by the group Taxpayers United of America in Cook County Circuit Court, the Chicago Tribune reports, and alleges the Illinois Tollway violated state law by not converting tollways to freeways and by failing to plan for its own dissolution, which the group claims is required by law.

The suit is seeking a class action on behalf of tollway users, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

The tollway approved a 15-year, $12 billion capital plan on August 25. Starting on January 1, most I-PASS users will pay a 35-cent increase at the tolls to fund the project, while cash-paying users will see a 70-cent increase. For more information, please read Patch’s previous coverage on the toll hike.

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