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Trucks may face road tolls in Territories

YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. - With its highways crumbling apart thanks to the harsh environment, the Northwest Territories plans to impose road tolls on industrial truck traffic to pay for repairs.Joseph Hand...


PAY UP: Truckers will be expected to shell out road improvement funds.
PAY UP: Truckers will be expected to shell out road improvement funds.

YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. – With its highways crumbling apart thanks to the harsh environment, the Northwest Territories plans to impose road tolls on industrial truck traffic to pay for repairs.

Joseph Handley, the territory’s Minister of Finance, says the tolls will help compensate for the fact federal funding for transportation infrastructure is distributed on a per capita basis.

With only 42,000 residents, the territory ends up with $4.5 million out of a needed $600 million, Handley adds. n


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