Premier Wynne says the province will apply lessons learned from the temporary Pan Am HOV lanes to eventually create toll lanes.
She says the Pan Am lanes won’t become permanent but but they’ll likely return in the form of toll lanes.
Wynne says the Liberals have made it clear they intend to create toll lanes that would let drivers without any passengers pay to use HOV lanes normally reserved for vehicles with at least one passenger.
The money from the new toll lanes would be an important source of revenue to help fund the Liberals $130-billion, 10-year transit and infrastructure plan.
Mayor John Tory says the city will have to decide whether to toll lanes on the municipally governed Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, but the 235 kilometres of temporary HOV lanes will be removed after the Games end in August.
Tory says the city will wait until the province decides where its new toll lanes will go so the two governments could create what he calls a sensible network for drivers.