WATCH: Murray brushes aside suggestions about unfairly treating motorists
Everyone pays for traffic.
That's the province's Transportation Minister's response to questions of motorists being treated fairly when it comes to what they pay for.
A report by the Conference Board of Canada reveals motorists pay between 70 and 90 per cent of road costs such as maintenance and policing. In the GTHA, motorists paid more than $1 billion more than needed.
Motorists are also expected to get dinged when the province releases its suggestions for funding tools to pay for GTHA transit expansion, which could include gas taxes and parking levies.
Glen Murray points to another report from the C.D. Howe Institute, which shows traffic costs the Ontario economy up to $11.5 billion.
Murray says the panel looking into transit funding tools will take a look at this study.
He underlines the federal government needs to spend more on roads and highways so the province can bring in more gas tax revenue for other projects.
PC MPP Doug Holyday says if motorists are being treated unfairly, it needs to be rectified.