New coins cause problems at toll booths
HALIFAX, N.S. — It seems every Canadian quarter isn’t equal, at least if you’re a driver trying to cross the Halifax-Dartmouth bridges.
The spans’ toll machines won’t accept some recently introduced coins that are made of a different metal. Some coins are lighter than those manufactured before the middle of last year.
Steven Snider, general manager and chief executive officer of the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission, says the commission started noticing problems in December as more of the new steel-core, nickel-plated coins started coming into circulation.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced new nickels, dimes, quarters and 50-cent pieces in mid-to late 2001 after years of consultation and testing with key industries who manufacture or use vending, toll and parking meter machines, says mint spokesman Phil Taylor.
Have your say
This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.