The public largely backs a proposal to pay a toll to avoid sitting in traffic. Continue reading Drivers on board with dynamic tolling
Satellite technology tracks traffic along all routes, changing rates on the fly Continue reading Smart roads are making new mass transit and expressways obsolete
Tolls used to keep traffic moving are also the most fair to low income residents. Continue reading Dynamic tolls on highways the fairest of them all
A Florida toll way has been so popular with drivers that the price to use it has repeatedly hit a politically-imposed cap. Continue reading Drivers can’t pay enough on popular Florida toll way
Washington D.C.’s decision to allow a private operator to build and operate dynamic toll lanes is the type of thinking needed to tackle congestion in Toronto. Continue reading A lesson from Washington D.C. on private toll roads
The U.S. has pioneered dynamic pricing of highway toll lanes. Continue reading Move into the fast lane
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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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.