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Smart roads are making new mass transit and expressways obsolete

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Tolls gather speed

In almost every country on earth, road networks have been bastions of government control, operating outside the rules of supply and demand, resistant to technological improvements that would lower cost and boost efficiency, and all but impervious to market forces.

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Toll roads v. the Canadian Accident Association

You have a flat tire. Or you need a tow. Or a boost. Or you’ve run out of gas. If you’re like millions of Canadians, you call the Canadian Automobile Association to get you going again.

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Road safety

Next month, a coroner’s inquest will investigate one of Canada’s worst-ever highway calamities – the fiery 84-vehicle crash last September on a stretch of the 401 between Windsor and London. That stretch, which took 8 lives on that occasion and many others before and since, is dubbed Death Alley. Other stretches on other Canadian highways have names like Killer Road. All told, 3000 Canadians lose their lives to traffic accidents each year.

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