The provincial government has announced plans to toll a portion of the QEW.
This will be the first highway in Ontario to have high occupancy toll lanes. The high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes pilot project will be launched between Trafalgar Road in Oakville and Guelph Line in Burlington next summer. The transportation minister says it’s a way to manage congestion by providing more options.
But will these “Lexus Lanes” disproportionately benefit the rich? Will this move ease congestion or fill up government coffers while the roads remain full also?