TORONTO, Ont. - If the province has its way, trucks may one day have to start paying tolls to use the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Toronto and the U.S. border.Provincial Transportation Minister N...
TORONTO, Ont. – If the province has its way, trucks may one day have to start paying tolls to use the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Toronto and the U.S. border.
Provincial Transportation Minister Norm Sterling says if a new highway is built on the Niagara Escarpment, he wants trucks off the QEW.
“We want to get trucks off the QEW as it now stands and get them onto the new mid-peninsula corridor when it’s built,” he told the media at a news conference. “In order to do that we may, in fact, consider things like tolling trucks on the QEW in order to force them…onto this new highway.”
Cars wouldn’t be charged a toll to use the QEW, Sterling says.
A truck toll, he says, will lessen the environmental impact of truck exhaust on the lower Niagara Peninsula region.
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