Congestive Traffic Failure: The Case for High-Occupancy and Express Toll Lanes in Canadian Cities
Benjamin Dachis ()
No 122, e-briefs from C.D. Howe Institute
Congestion on Canadian highways is having a significant negative economic impact on major Canadian cities. Rather than face the political challenge of introducing road tolls to discourage traffic, governments have chosen to build carpool lanes on urban highways, despite evidence that these lanes have limited effectiveness in curbing congestion. Policymakers in major Canadian cities need realistic options for reducing the economic cost of congestion and increasing revenue for transportation infrastructure: converting carpool to HOT lanes would fit those needs.
Keywords: Urban Issues Series; high-occupancy toll lanes (HOT lanes); highway congestion; Canada (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H23 O18 R41 R48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 9 pages
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Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, August 2011
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