Tolls as a solution for financing the road network

People often forget the fact that Quebec was once the province which made the greatest use of tolls. Toll booths, which were abandoned in the 1980s, were installed on portions of highways 10, 13, 15 and 40, as well as on the Jacques-Cartier and Champlain bridges. As the road network faces deterioration and insufficient funding, the return of tolls is an interesting solution for several reasons.

Links of interest

Media Release: Awaiting the Johnson Commission report – Public-private partnerships and tolls can finance highway renewal

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

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