407 ETR Highway, a “Holy Grail” of Tolling, “Has Stood the Test of Time”

Driving reports, “When Torontonians drive through the gantries of the 407 ETR Highway, rather than feeling that tinge of frustration that comes with paying to use the city’s only toll road, they should instead consider how they’re taking part in what was once a marvel of modern technology. After all, since it opened in 1999, city planners, politicians and developers from every corner of the planet have travelled to Toronto to draw inspiration from the world’s first toll road that utilized cameras instead of roadside operators. ‘It was as though we found the holy grail of tolling, and the world came to see it,’ explained Kevin Sack, the vice president of marketing, communications and government relations for the 407 ETR Concession Company.”