Ontario Editors Back Toronto HOT Lanes Pilot

The Hamilton Spectator editorial board writes, “Ontario’s move to add HOT lanes to the QEW next month will be controversial, as always, but the pilot program is overdue and worthwhile.” Still, the editors have some questions about HOT lanes, the biggest of which is, “Who benefits? . . . The government, to be sure, will have some extra income. But is it only those who can afford the HOT pass, as some charge, or does everyone benefit from getting vehicles into other lanes or off the road altogether?”