TORONTO (Sept. 15, 1999) — Tolls are going up for off-peak travel on Highway 407, the 69-milometre bypass of metropolitan Toronto.
Starting Sept. 27, the off-peak toll for cars and other light vehicles goes to 8 cents a kilometre from 7 cents. Equivalent 14% increases apply to heavy trucks and buses. Most trucks, school buses, transit buses, intercity buses will be charged 14 cents per kilometre during off-peak day travel, and 8 cents a kilometre at night, on weekends, and holidays. Multiple-unit vehicles (trucks or tractors with one or two trailers) will be charged 21 cents a kilometre during off-peak days and 12 cents a kilometre on nights, weekends, and holidays. Travel without a transponder, used to monitor highway use and calculate the toll, carries a $25 penalty.
Off-peak rates apply on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and all day on weekends and holidays.
In April, Highway 407 was sold to private interests in April with the right to collect tolls for 99 years.
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