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Congestion Relief: Assessing the Case for Road Tolls in Canada

  • Robin Lindsey

    (University of Alberta)

Experience with road pricing generally — and congestion pricing specifically — is growing around the world. Research and planning in Canada should begin now on road pricing for heavily congested highways and streets.

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Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 248 (May)

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