Canadian Report Questioning Benefits of Tolling Sparks Debate

The Globe and Mail, prompted by last week’s release of “Congestion Costs, Road Capacity and Implications for Policy-Makers,” the CAA-commissioned, Conference Board of Canada report, takes a deep look at tolling’s efficacy as a highway funding resource and a method of reducing traffic congestion. The article adds that the CAA report “warns that governments should examine other options before moving forward with more road tolls. The report states there is a difference between policies designed to raise revenue and those designed to change driving behaviour.”