Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott

ArchiveJuly 2015

Toronto's LRT mistakes could be Brampton's lessons

By: Metro Published on Tue Jul 07 2015 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The provincial government announces funding for a transit project in an Ontario municipality. The project has been studied and studied again, and is generally recognized as a cost-effective and beneficial solution. But instead of accepting the cash on the table and providing their seal of approval, local politicians...

HOV lane lessons: Should we charge a fee to use all roads, all the time?

By: Metro Published on Mon Jul 06 2015 I’ve got a couple of questions for drivers sitting alone in their cars, stuck in traffic, looking longingly at those temporary high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes installed on GTA highways for the Pan Am Games. First, how much would you pay to use those lanes? Five bucks a day? 20? Your first-born child? It seems many drivers would consider paying something... Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott


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