Conference Board of Canada Report Hits “Hasty Solution of Tolls”

Toronto Sun reports, “Road tolls may not be the most effective way to get rid of gridlock. A new Conference Board of Canada report released [on November 18] . . . warns the hasty solution of tolls may mean pricing people out of their cars — and ending up without the expected revenue to fund infrastructure projects.” The newspaper adds that the report, commissioned by the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario, backs other tools, “including freeway ramp metering, reversible lanes, time-of-day truck traffic restrictions, parking controls and support for ride-sharing, public transit, cycling and walking, before committing to a congestion control strategy.” Click here to download the report, “Congestion Costs, Road Capacity and Implications for Policy-Makers” (free account creation required), and click here to read the CAA news release.