Columnist Reacts to IDOT’s Proposal to Add HOT Lanes to the Eisenhower Expressway

Lake Zurich Courier (via Chicago Tribune) publishes a Paul Sassone column explaining his unease about the proposed HOT lanes in IDOT’s Eisenhower Expressway rehabilitation plan. He writes, “It just seems that the world stays awake all night trying to figure out ways to charge for something that used to be free. . . . [P]aying fees is not always just a matter of choice. For many people, money is scarce. And paying a new fee or toll is not volitional. They can’t afford it. And because they can’t afford a fee or toll, they can’t receive the benefit received by those who can afford to pay.”