Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I heard on the news today that a government think-tank has suggested road tolls to help with the GTA’s gridlock problem. The news report suggested gridlock is responsible for loss productivity and increased food prices, among other things.
I agree that gridlock is a problem, and one that is only getting worse.
However, rather than taxing motorists, with the idea that an extra tax on roads and parking will get them to leave their cars at home, how about providing tax relief to businesses that allow their employees to work from home or have flexible hours?
Or perhaps the government can create a provincewide transit system that makes it more convenient to take a bus, train or subway rather than a car.