Tolls going up on privately leased Canadian road

| 1/2/2007

Truckers who use the 407 Express Toll Route north of Toronto, Canada, will see a toll increase on Feb. 1.

According to Canadian media reports, during peak hours, the rate for single-unit trucks will increase by about 3 cents a kilometer to more than 35 cents.

The rate for multiple-unit trucks will jump about 4 cents to almost 53 cents a kilometer.

The Spanish company, Cintra, and the Australian company, Macquarie Infrastructure Group, two of the companies that operate the toll road, said the increases are needed to pay for ongoing improvements, including new lanes.