There’s High Demand for Ontario HOT Lane Pilot Project Permits. Will the Enthusiasm Last?

The Globe and Mail looks at the demand for permits to participate in the Toronto QEW HOT lane pilot project, reporting that, “Early indications are very positive, with demand for the first batch of permits outstripping supply by about seven to one. But it remains to be seen if, once the early buzz dies, people keep paying to buy time, something even many comfortably well-off can seem reluctant to do.” The report adds, “There will be 500 [permits] issued at first, with as many as 1,000 possible in the future.”