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Congestive Traffic Failure: The Case for High-Occupancy and Express Toll Lanes in Canadian Cities

  • Benjamin Dachis

    (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.

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Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 122.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, August 2011
Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:122
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