Originally Posted by DocBrown
In IL you get half off all tolls using the I-Pass.
DocBrown, this is only true for cars that are not towing. Anyone towing a 1-2 axle trailer pays the same rate as a medium truck for the time of day you are traveling. (See Vehicle Categories
.) I tow on the tollway all the time but my wallet hates it when I do. It's still better than taking local roads with a million stop lights.
Here is the list of the Rates by Toll Plaza for the IL Tollway
. There is also a trip calculator
that might help you. Just remember to choose medium truck as your vehicle.
You do not need a special transponder for towing but you should include the license plates for the truck and trailer on your account. (see Step 3: Drive the Tollway
and Can I use my regular I-PASS when I tow a trailer or drive an RV?
And yes, I-Pass will work on all EZ Pass systems, but when towing you might need a special "blue" EZ Pass transponder. (See Where can I use my I-Pass?
) On I-Pass you can go through any lane with a trailer without stopping. However on the EZ Pass system it varies by toll authority. This is what I found in my research on this subject about a year ago.
You don't need a special transponder and can go through any EZ Pass Lane
•Burlington County Bridge Commission
•Delaware Department of Transportation
•Delaware River and Bay Authority
•Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
•Delaware River Port Authority
•Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
•Indiana Toll Road Concession Company
•Maine Turnpike Authority
•Massachusetts Department of Transportation
•Maryland Transportation Authority
•New Hampshire Department of Transportation
•New Jersey Turnpike Authority
•North Carolina Turnpike Authority
•Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
•Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
•Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority
•South Jersey Transportation Authority
•Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority
You need a special transponder
•Recommended in many states if you tow all the time, but that is geared for residents, not us
•Virginia Department of Transportation
You need to go to the manual lane and they will count your axles and charge your EZ Pass account accordingly
•Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
•New York State Bridge Authority
•New York State Thruway Authority
No information available on website (probably should call)
•Ohio Turnpike Commission
•West Virginia Turnpike
If it was me, I would just get the EZ Pass. And no, I don't work for the Tollway. This is probably more than you needed to know but no one ever suffered from too much knowledge. Hope this helps!