Comment 36157

By Inhocmark (registered) | Posted December 09, 2009 at 16:37:55

This is a vicious loop. In order to be able to institute a Toll policy you'd have to be able to demonstrate an effective alternative (ie. Transit). To have that effective alternative you need to have the revenues that proactive anti-driving intitiatives would generate.

Personally as somebody who carpools with my wife to near her work in Mississauga and then takes the GO the rest of the way in, I have no problem with using tolls as a way to lessen traffic flow and put the necessary funds into Transit. But in order for it to be successful it has to be viable as Frank has said above.

That means affordable and available.

Subsequently, those who have jobs that are in areas that are underserved by transit also need to be able to afford their cars, so while the toll would have to be big enough to encourage transit use, it would have to be modest enough to allow those people who depend on their cars some sort of affordability.

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