Mayor of Montreal favors tolling inbound traffic

| Friday, May 25, 2007

The mayor of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, wants to toll vehicles that travel into the city by road, bridge or tunnel.

According to media reports, Mayor Gerald Tremblay wants to accomplish two goals – cut down on congestion, and raise about $300 million a year for transportation projects.

However, Tremblay didn’t indicate how much cars or heavy trucks would be charged.

Meanwhile, in New York, the idea of a daily fee for traveling in parts of the city is being tossed about. “Congestion pricing,” as it’s being called, is already part of the daily commute in London, Stockholm and Rome.

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