Fare DrivingExploring the benefits of traffic pricing in Toronto and the GTA

Publication - Nov. 23, 2015 - By Cherise Burda, Lorie Srivastava

The intent of this study is to explore the potential for a congestion charge in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We explore such a charge as one tool to address traffic congestion, to complement building more rapid transit infrastructure. We quantify a number of benefits resulting from congestion pricing implementation, including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, revenue generation, cost savings to drivers and increased health and safety. Moreover, we explore how in other cities, revenues collected from road pricing have been invested successfully in transit and road infrastructure and improved transit service, which is also worth consideration in the GTA.


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