HOT LANES FIRST * Canada
* Ontario - HOT lanes debut in Canada
--- Ontario opened Canada's first High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes today, providing a new 16.5-kilometer travel option for 500 solo drivers who won a random draw and forked over $180 for a permit to drive the new lanes without a passenger... But don’t expect to see any trucks in the new lanes, at least not legally. The HOT lanes have a vehicle weight limit of just 4,500 kilograms, or about 10,600 lbs... The HOT lanes run on the QEW in both directions, from Trafalgar Rd. in Oakville to Guelph Line in Burlington, Ontario. It’s all part of a pilot program expected to last for two to four years... If you’re caught using the HOT lanes without a permit, you may be fined or issued a penalty. Fines range from $250 to $2,500...
Toronto, ONT, CAN — Today's Trucking -- Sep 15, 2016