It turns out tax payers forked over a lot of money to sit in gridlock.
Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation show the Ontario government spent $3.2 million on markers for HOV lanes during the Pan Am Games.
CTF officials say the Ministry of Transportation spent more than $300,000 just painting markers to the highways and then nearly $1-million removing them.
The report also shows The Ministry spent nearly $2-million on signage informing motorists about the changes.
CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn admits it’s all very baffling. “We spent over $300,000 to paint these lanes, and then nearly a million dollars to have the paint removed only weeks later. Now the Premier is saying she may want to bring the markers back by creating permanent HOV toll lanes. How many times are we going to have to pay for these multimillion dollar paint jobs?”
Premier Kathleen Wynne has gone on record as saying she wants to use revenue from any HOV tolls established to fund $130 billion worth of infrastructure projects across the province.