OTA Helps Toronto Truckers Avoid “Pan-Am-Monium”
TORONTO - Pan Am traffic tie-ups are already starting, but on Friday the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) hosted a gathering of carriers, Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officials and other parties to craft a plan to minimize Pan Am traffic woes. The Pan Am Games run from July 10 to the 26 and and Parapan Games are from August 7 to 15. Starting this week and for the duration of the games, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is looking at road closures; signal-timing modification; parking and stopping restrictions; turning restrictions; conversion of roads to one-way operations, police-managed traffic control points; and the increase or transfer to carpool lanes on many (GTA) highways.
Warning: Pan Am Games Will Make Hogtown Traffic Worse
TORONTO -- Truckers in Ontario can expect serious delays and frustration when the Pan Am games hit town. A preliminary report from the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) shows the games in Toronto (July 10 to 26) could add 20 minutes or more to delivery times.
DontCutMeOff.net Launches to Save Gardiner
TORONTO -- You can add your voice to the growing chorus of those inside and outside of the trucking industry when it comes to pushing Toronto's government toward making improvements to the eastern part of the Gardiner Expressway rather than removing it.
Tolls Mulled as Solution for Gardiner Expressway Costs
TORONTO -- As the debate continues both inside and outside of Toronto about whether to tear down or rebuild the eastern end of the Gardiner Expressway a new plan has surfaced within the city's government. Some councillors have been discussing the idea of putting tolls along the route for non-Toronto residents, with the money going to pay for repairs and upkeep of the elevated roadway, according to published reports. If such a plan is adopted, the city owned freeway, would either turned over the provincial government or Toronto would at least have to get permission from the Ontario government to implement tolls