Registration for Ontario HOT Lanes Pilot Project Starts Next Week

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has announced that applications for permits to participate in Canada’s first HOT lanes pilot project can be submitted online at from August 1-21. During the project’s first term (September 15-December 31) the government will issue just 500 permits to volunteers willing to pay $180 (approximately US$137) to use HOT lanes (formerly HOV-only lanes) on Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Way. The announcement adds, “Ontario issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking innovative technologies to support tolling, compliance and performance monitoring of HOT lanes. The RFI closes on Aug. 22, 2016. . . .”