Toronto looks at toll roads

Oliver Moore at the Globe and Mail writes “Dynamic tolling could be the key to ease congestion while raising money“. The money quote is below:

Still, the consensus from people who study tolling is that what Toronto is discussing now has the potential to be a good start.

“I’d view it as sort of a phased thing, and this is the first step,” said David Levinson, a transportation analyst and professor in the civil engineering faculty at the University of Minnesota, who has researched road pricing. “It’s much easier to move from a toll to a toll with differentiated time of day prices than it is to move from no toll to tolling.”