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3 March 2008March 3, 2008

Bringing back tolls on Quebec highways

Economic Note on the financing of Quebec’s roadwork

Bringing back tolls on Quebec highways

The scope of roadwork announced in February by the Quebec Department of Transport ($12 billion from 2008 to 2012) suggests the extent to which the maintenance of highway infrastructure has been neglected in recent years. Last October, the Montreal Economic Institute published an Economic Note outlining tolls’ efficiency in financing the highway network. The Note showed that this type of revenue collection best respects the user-pay principle.

Links of interest

Media Release:
Tolls would bring in up to $1.6 billion for highway infrastructure

MEI-Journal de Montréal-Léger Marketing Opinion Poll, September 2007: Opinion of Quebeckers on Road Network Funding

 

 

The scope of roadwork announced in February by the Quebec Department of Transport ($12 billion from 2008 to 2012) suggests the extent to which the maintenance of highway infrastructure has been neglected in recent years. Last October, the Montreal Economic Institute published an Economic Note outlining tolls’ efficiency in financing the highway network. The Note showed that this type of revenue collection best respects the user-pay principle.


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