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Illinois Tollway launches translation feature for seven more languages on its website

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2014

Illinois Tollway launches translation feature for seven more languages on its website

The Illinois Tollway has become an agency of many tongues. Related: Illinois Tollway refinances Series 2005A bonds, anticipates $44 million in savings It launched a new feature Thursday on its website that now allows users to see select information about the Tollway system ...

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VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Drivers in Illinois caught using using a cellphone without a hands-free device (except in an emergency) such as speakerphone or headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing are ticketed and fined from $75 up to $150 for repeat offenses, with ...

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Illinois Tollway implements remote-controlled camera lens cleaning system

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

Illinois Tollway implements remote-controlled camera lens cleaning system

One agency is improving its toll collections by simply keeping its cameras cleaner. The Illinois Tollway has implemented a new remote-controlled camera lens cleaning system, WLS-TV reports. The system -- a first in the U.S. -- features a power washer with jet ...

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Illinois Tollway refinances Series 2005A bonds, anticipates $44 million in savings

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 17, 2014

Illinois Tollway refinances Series 2005A bonds, anticipates $44 million in savings

The Illinois Tollway has announced that it will reduce its bond principal and interest payments through fiscal year 2022 by $44 million by refinancing Series 2005A bonds. The Tollway recently issued $378.7 million of Series 2014A fixed rate refunding bonds at ...

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Illinois Tollway deploys ‘Zero Weather Road Patrols’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 05, 2014

Illinois Tollway deploys ‘Zero Weather Road Patrols’

Subzero temperatures last week started again sweeping through the Midwest and other areas as part of what has been dubbed as “Polar Vortex Part 2.” (The first Polar Vortex hit much of the country in early January, bringing temps as ...

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Robotic mowers trim embankments on Illinois Tollway

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 14, 2013

Robotic mowers trim embankments on Illinois Tollway

Illinois Tollway workers have begun using a robotic mower to trim embankments along the Illinois Tollway, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The $42,000 Spider ILDO2 -- the same mower the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) began using earlier ...

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Illinois Tollway seeking firms for 15-year, $12 billion Move Illinois program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 01, 2012

The Illinois Tollway is seeking firms to provide planning, design, construction management and technical services for 12 new contracts associated with its 15-year, $12 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The contracts will provide for nearly ...

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Illinois Tollway, Illinois DOT holding town hall meeting for Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 interchange project

Staff Report - Sep 10, 2012

Chicago Southland community members are invited to stop by a town hall meeting on Thursday, September 13, in Midlothian and learn more about construction underway on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project. Participants will also be able to register to receive ...

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Illinois DOT holds public hearing on Elgin O’Hare West Bypass

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 18, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Tollway are hosting a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Elgin O’Hare West Bypass (EOWB) Project tonight, April 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ...

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Illinois Tollway, University of Illinois study future bridge design, construction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 04, 2012

The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has approved a three-year intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana to study ways to reduce construction and maintenance costs and extend the life span ...

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Illinois Tollway ready to mobilize full fleet of snowplows

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 02, 2012

The Illinois Tollway is prepared to mobilize its full fleet of 183 snowplows in response to the snowfall expected to begin this afternoon and continue into the nighttime hours. The Tollway’s Snow Operations Center opened this afternoon to manage the ...

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Illinois Tollway redesigns website for mobile devices, accessibility

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 05, 2011

The Illinois Tollway has redesigned its website, which is now fully accessible from mobile devices and offers improved navigation and layout. There is now 24/7 access to the most frequently used customer services, including I-PASS account information and the ability to ...

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