Comment 83985

By Sigma Cub (anonymous) | Posted December 15, 2012 at 17:55:44 in reply to Comment 83984

I am guessing -- and on this I may well be out to a late lunch -- but I'm guessing spoils might get dispersed asymmetrically, so that the area that is habitually congested (let's say, Dorval to the Don Valley) has a more substantial transit investment, and the 416 also benefits from a funding line to bankroll light-year transit upgrades.

Doug Ford is all for tolls on the Gardiner, so that's a start, right?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/doug-ford-says-its-time-for-private-sector-partner-tolls-for-gardiner-expressway/article4624069/

The CivicAction's projections on funding mechanisms seem to indicate that road tolls are just one of several options that would be required. They have projected that "Road Tolls on GTHA Freeways (400 series highways and municipal controlled-access highways)", using tolls of 10¢-20¢ per kilometer, would generate revenues of $1 billion to $2 billion a year. Of course, the toll will act as a disincentive, so it will reduce traffic somewhat and soften revenue streams, so they'll need another measure. Or two, or three or more.

http://www.civicaction.ca/sites/default/files/AllianceReliableFundingPaper.pdf

Metrolinx has already had these options on the table for quite a while.

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