Category Archives: Toll roads

Lawrence Solomon: Big Brother takes the wheel

(October 17, 2013) ‘Smart roads’ would take the task of driving out of the hands of human drivers. Continue reading

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Smart roads are making new mass transit and expressways obsolete

(September 5, 2013) Satellite technology tracks traffic along all routes, changing rates on the fly. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Move into the fast lane

(December 7, 2012) The U.S. has pioneered dynamic pricing of highway toll lanes. Continue reading

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Smart tolls the best solution to our traffic woes

(July 11, 2012) It’s always hard to get people to pay for things they are used to getting for free. But the roads aren’t free. We’re paying more and more to use them every year. Continue reading

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Could Toronto make 905ers pay more to park?

Lawrence Solomon recommends a “user-pay” toll that could be used to lower Toronto taxes — so city residents still benefit and the free-riders pay. Continue reading

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A video on how congestion pricing works in practice

(March 21, 2011) StreetsBlog is currently running a ten part documentary series entitled Moving Beyond the Automobile. Below is their segment on congestion pricing, which demonstrates the benefits of pricing roads in just over five minutes. Continue reading

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Energy Probe’s Executive Director Lawrence Solomon in Maclean’s article on road tolling

(Jan. 12, 2011) Lawrence Solomon was mentioned in Andrew Coyne’s feature for Maclean’s about road congestion in Canada and the possibility of road tolls as a solution. Continue reading

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