Illinois Tollway Starts Replacing Hard Case Transponders With 6C Stickers This Month

Daily Herald reports, “This year marks the start of the Illinois tollway’s transition to I-PASS sticker tags instead of the familiar hard-case transponder. The new technology is cheaper and smaller than the traditional boxes, said officials, who plan a gradual roll-out of the ‘next generation’ of toll collection devices. And unlike transponders, there will be no deposit fee.” In FAQ format, the newspaper elaborates on sticker technology and the Tollway’s conversion plan. It notes, “By the end of January, I-PASS stickers should be available at customer service centers at the tollway’s headquarters and oases. Later on in February, I-PASS users should be able to request stickers at Jewel-Osco stores and Road Rangers, in the Rockford area, as well as online. The tollway also plans to offer stickers at the Chicago Auto Show [in February].” (TRN inserted a link in quoted text.)