Category Archives: Public Transit

Lawrence Solomon: Subways, profitable subways

Politics have transformed once economic subways into an unaffordable public transit option. Continue reading

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Fairness on the road

(June 12, 2014) Road tolls don’t deprive people of options, they add travel options for all, improving the quality of life. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Fill ‘er up, with people

(January 16, 2014) Traffic congestion would disappear if the government regulations that cause it were abolished. 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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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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Finding a better way to examine emissions

(Jun. 16, 2009) Taking the train to work is better for the environment than driving an SUV—right? Well, that depends. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon on TVO’s The Agenda discussing high-speed rail

(June 4, 2009) Lawmakers in both Canada and the U.S. continue to push high-speed rail initiatives. Energy Probe’s Lawrence Solomon participated in TVO’s program debating the merits and drawbacks of high-speed rail. Continue reading

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The History of Toronto’s Unfinished Expressway System

(April 5, 2009) Toronto is served by a system of both Provincial Freeways and Municipal Expressways. Provincial Freeways are owned and operated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation including the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highways 400, 401, 403, 404, 409, 410 and 427. Highway 407 was sold to a private company and is operated as an express toll route. Continue reading

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Stimulating sprawl

(April 4, 2009) Governments throughout the continent are shovelling money as fast as they can, largely into low- or no-value infrastructure projects. Continue reading

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