HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia government has awarded an $897,000 contract to an Atlantic Canadian engineering and environmental design company to conduct a feasibility study on twinning and tolling of four major highways.
Dieppe, NB – One trucking group is open to a plan by the Nova Scotia government to speed up construction along what it said are some of the province’s “most dangerous sections of highway” but it’s not wild about seeing increased highway tolls.The sentiment from the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) follows the government asking for proposals to conduct a feasibility study for the twinning and tolling at eight specific sections of four major highways, with the belief the additional funding could speed up the pace of roadway expansions.
The association said the government’s commitment to undertake a study on how to twin sections of parts of 100 series highways more quickly is a good approach, provided the government goes into the study with an open mind about its current revenues from fuel taxes and how they should be spent.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia could one day have a lot more toll roads than it does now following their appearance nearly 20 years ago. The government is asking for proposals to conduct a feasibility study for the twinning and tolling at eight specific sections of four major highways.
NEW YORK- A U.S. truck driver accused of using a James Bond-inspired trick to evade tolls on the George Washington Bridge has been charged by police, according to media reports.
TORONTO – The OPP has started using new tools to reduce the number of people evading the 407 tolls.
SURREY, B.C. — While some political unrest surrounds a plan by the B.C. government to increase toll fees on the new Port Mann bridge, the province’s trucking association doesn’t see a problem.
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TORONTO, Ont. — A road construction coalition is recommending local governments in the Greater Toronto Area, including Hamilton, include road tolls as a way of generating funds.
PENTICTON, B.C. — Travelers along B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway got a pleasant surprise on the weekend – no tolls.
WINDSOR, ON – The Ambassador Bridge announced changes to toll collections for all Canada-bound trucks, the Ontario Trucking Association reports.
Come January, truckers can once again expect to pay more to cross the Confederation Bridge.
Truckers using the Port Mann Bridge won’t be offered any new relief from tolls other than the half-price evenings and overnight discount they already have, the B.C. provincial government decided.
MIRAMICHI, N.B. — A recent suggestion that New Brunswick institute tolled highways as a means to generate revenue has drawn criticism from the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association.
SAINT JOHN — Last week, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association made it known any new tolls would cripple the Maritime trucking industry, and now they’ve taken aim at current tolls.