It is possible to pay tolls online through various electronic toll payment services, such as E-Zpass, FasTrak, and I-PASS. Some toll payment services, such as E-Zpass, accept toll payments throughout several state highway systems.
Electronic toll services enable payments by credit card or automatic payments by installing a transponder on the vehicle. A transponder is a small electronic device that signals the sensors at the toll point that a customer has passed through the toll, and then the system debits the customer’s account accordingly. Some states, such as Illinois, allow tollway travelers several days to pay, which can shorten lines at toll booths and eliminate the need to carry coins. In Illinois, vehicle owners have up to seven days to pay online, after which they may receive fines for unpaid tolls.