Rest Area Agreements

Newspaper Distribution and Travel Publications

In accordance with United States Code, Title 23, Section 111, the department grants the nonexclusive right to locate, operate, and maintain newspaper vending machines (news racks) for the purpose of selling newspapers at Interstate highway rest areas open for public use in Illinois. In accordance with the same regulation, the department grants the nonexclusive right to locate, operate, and maintain travel related publication distribution boxes (travel boxes) for the purpose of distributing travel related booklets/pamphlets at Interstate highway rest areas open for public use in Illinois. Parties interested in operating news racks must enter into a distribution agreement with this department and the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services prior to placing news racks in any highway rest area. Parties interested in operating travel boxes must enter into a distribution agreement with this department prior to placing travel boxes in any highway rest area.

If you are a Vendor wishing to distribute newspapers or free travel publications to the traveling public at Illinois highway rest areas, please complete and submit the Rest Area Newspaper Distribution Agreement and Rest Area Travel Publication Distribution Agreement to:

Illinois Department of Transportation
Engineer of Operations
2300 South Dirksen Parkway - Room 009
Springfield, Illinois 62764