If you're looking to avoid using I-PASS on Illinois Tollways, here's the easiest way to pay for your road fees.

Cash Is No Longer King, Digital Is The Dictator

Do remember the old saying, "cash is king?" When high rollers traveled with a wad of dollars. Everyone used cash for everything. Those days are gone. We now live in a digital world. Many businesses, stadiums, restaurants, and more don't even take cash anymore. You have to pay with a card.

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Illinois Tollway Is Part Of The Digital World Too

Another place that no longer accepts cash is the Illinois tollway. I remember always having coins in my car cupholder to cover tolls on a road trip. I don't have to worry about that anymore because I have an I-PASS. The transponder is attached to my windshield and deducts money from my account automatically every time I go through a toll.

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Anti-I-Pass People In Illinois

Believe it or not, there are many residents of Illinois that are anti-I-PASS. They refuse to sign up and get a transponder. They continue to pay full price for tolls and have the inconvenience of going online after every time they go through a toll to pay the fee. That just seems like a big hassle. I guess they don't trust the government.

According to illinoistollway.com, 

Alternative To I-PASS For Paying Fees In Illinois Tollway

I don't believe many anti-I-PASS people in Illinois know about the alternative way to pay fees on the tollway. It's called Pay By Plate. Especially, if you don't use the highways very often. Over a million residents have signed up for the service.

And while I-PASS is still the best, most cost-effective way to pay tolls on the Illinois Tollway, Pay By Plate now offers former cash customers a way to safely and securely pay unpaid tolls without an I-PASS transponder or I-PASS account.


Pay By Plate is built on the I-PASS payment platform giving you a range of payment options while ensuring you avoid costly fines and fees, all without a transponder.

Pay By Plate Info HERE

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