Passenger automobile transport on a Illinois Tollway decreased during a initial week given aloft tolls went into outcome Jan. 1, a group pronounced today.
Passenger automobile fee exchange fell 4.5 percent Tuesday by Sunday, compared to a same duration in 2011, a tollway said.
The falloff is reduction than a tollway is presaging for a year. The tollway forecasts a 5.9 percent dump in automobile exchange in 2012 since of a aloft tolls.
Thus, a tollway said, “all indications are clever with honour to a trade projections.”
The tollway imposed an 87.5 percent fee travel effective Jan. 1. In many cases, a simple I-PASS fee jumped 35 cents, to 75 cents from 40 cents.
Cash rates remained double a I-PASS tolls, as they were in a past.
“We are gratified with this somewhat auspicious outcome and wish that a business will see that, even with a fee rate change, a tollway continues to be a good value,” a tollway pronounced in a matter in response to a Tribune inquiry.
Despite a falloff in automobile traffic, fee income for cars was trending aloft than a guess for all of 2012.
The tollway forecasts a 41.8 percent boost in sum income in 2012. During a initial week, income increasing 45.7 percent, mouthpiece Wendy Abrams said.
The tollway attributes this aloft series to a increasing money tolls. The group expects that some-more business will switch to regulating I-PASS transponders and compensate a lower, electronic rates, Abrams said.
“We design this series to turn off,” Abrams said.
Because of a approach a New Year holiday fell this season, a tollway compared Tuesday by Sunday, Jan. 3 by 8, with a same Tuesday by Sunday duration in 2011, Abrams said.