Chicago Regional Congestion Pricing Study

This study looks at the feasibility of using congestion pricing to manage peak period traffic congestion in the Chicago region and appraise the potential of implementing pricing to increase the use of alternate travel modes and enhance the capacity on the region's expressway system. Congestion pricing of existing tolled facilities operated by the Illinois Tollway, and existing non-tolled interstate highways are evaluated. Both fixed and variable pricing are considered in the study, together with pricing differentials for electronic toll collection and vehicle types. The study involved extensive public and stakeholder outreach effort to evaluate the level of support and feasibility of various pricing strategies.