Category Archives: Transportation

Lawrence Solomon: Big Brother takes the wheel

(October 17, 2013) ‘Smart roads’ would take the task of driving out of the hands of human drivers. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Ontario’s environmental commissioner, serving the public or simply sucking up?

(October 14, 2013) On October 10, 2013, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller released his 194-page annual report titled, “Serving the Public,” and backed it up with a “supplement” that ran to 247 pages. His press conference at 10 a.m. on that day attracted little attention resulting in only minor media coverage. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Smart roads are making new mass transit and expressways obsolete

(September 5, 2013) Satellite technology tracks traffic along all routes, changing rates on the fly. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Move into the fast lane

(December 7, 2012) The U.S. has pioneered dynamic pricing of highway toll lanes. Continue reading

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Could Toronto make 905ers pay more to park?

Lawrence Solomon recommends a “user-pay” toll that could be used to lower Toronto taxes — so city residents still benefit and the free-riders pay. Continue reading

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Turning transit stations into profit centres: Ottawa Business Journal

(March 4, 2011) Ottawa Business Journal discusses Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon’s proposal to sell transit stations to the private sector. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Transit competition

(February 25, 2011) Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon argues that Toronto should follow the UK’s example, and privatize the TTC. Continue reading

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Energy Probe’s Executive Director Lawrence Solomon in Maclean’s article on road tolling

(Jan. 12, 2011) Lawrence Solomon was mentioned in Andrew Coyne’s feature for Macleans about road congestion in Canada and the possibility of road tolls as a solution. Continue reading

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Toronto’s Rush Hour Commute One Of The World’s Worst Says Maclean’s Magazine

(Jan. 11, 2010)Energy Probe’s Executive Director Lawrence Solomon tells Citytv that the best way for Toronto to solve its gridlock problem is to introduce road tolling. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Ford’s promised cuts are far too timid

(Oct 16, 2010) He could save more by privatizing hydro, ­water, parking and the TTC. Continue reading

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