STUDY: GTHA drivers shell out the most for road infrastructure
Ontario drivers' are footing the bill for the province's roads and those in the GTHA have it worse than others.
That's according to a report released by the Conference Board of Canada.
The study reveals that in most of the province fuel taxes and other fees cover between 70 and 90 per cent of annual road construction, maintenance and policing costs.
GTHA road users paid more than it cost to operate the 400 series highways and other roads. The report shows an extra $1 billion dollars than was needed was generated each year between 2008 and 2010.
As for totals, around $7.5 billion was raked in annually in the province in that time span.
The Board considered both federal and provincial fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and tolls. It didn't take into account sales taxes.