Poll: Commuters willing to pay for reduced gridlock
Another poll shows that many people around the GTA are willing to pay to reduce gridlock around the city, but there are different preferences on how to do that.
The Toronto Star reports that most people agree expanding transit is the way to fix congestion and 35 per cent prefer subways.
The Forum Research poll shows that 42 per cent would be willing to pay a 5-cent-per-kilometre toll on the Gardiner Expressway if the money went to a downtown relief line. Not surprisingly, that option was more popular among Torontonians than regional commuters who would be more likely to use the highway.
Sixty-six per cent said they would pay an extra 10 cents on their transit fare. Even half of those earning $20,000 or less a year would pay the extra fare.
Others said they would pay a "modest annual household fee." The Star reports that 38 per cent said they would pay between $10 and $50 a year, while 15 per cent said they would pay between $50 and $100 dollars a year.