Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Location: Hart House at the University of Toronto
Traffic congestion. Lost time. Crumbling roads. Increasing emissions. Few transportation choices. Most Canadians agree that there is an urgent need to bring predictability and ease of mobility to the country's transportation network -- especially near large urban centres. Can road pricing play a role in improving mobility, air quality and the state of the nation's transportation infrastructure? Or is it just a cash grab?
To answer these questions, the non-partisan Transportation Futures Forum will showcase how several countries have dealt with road pricing issues related to policy development, public acceptance, technology, governance and investment. They include:
· London ’s Congestion Charging Scheme
· France ’s Variable Tolling System
· Germany ’s Satellite-based Toll Collection System for Heavy Trucks
· Oregon ’s VMT-Based Road Charging Pilot Project
· Holland ’s “Different Payment for Mobility” Plan
A round table of local experts will be on hand to assess which of these road pricing approaches might be best for the Ontario context and when the time might be right for implementation -- if ever. And your participation with over 150 decision makers, transportation practitioners, land use planners, business leaders, academic researchers and NGO representatives will make this event truly interactive and educational!
Register today for Ontario’s first ever Road Pricing Forum and take advantage of our Early Bird Rates! See www.rccao.com/events for more information. We look forward to seeing you on November 13th!
Presented by: Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario in conjunction with Healthy Transport Consulting.
Sponsored by: Local 183 Toronto, ReNew Canada Magazine, Halcrow Consulting, Ontario Professional Planners Institute.