Tories claim they can cut traffic times

The Progressive Conservatives outline plans that could shave time off your commute

Ontario's Tories say they know how to cut down on traffic and it's not slapping a tax onto gas. It's based on fluctuating highway speeds and getting traffic lights in sync.

They claim it will cut traffic times down by 16 per cent, or almost 10 minutes off of an hour-long commute.

Tory MPP Doug Holyday says fluctuating speeds will help alleviate traffic stress.

He wants a recommended speed limit to be posted on digital highway signs in high traffic to give you an idea of what's ahead and how to react. Holyday says it should clear up messes quicker.

He also wants synchronized traffic lights, putting sensors in the city. The Tories are proposing the province give money to municipalities to make that happen.
With all this talk of gas taxes to help fund transit expansion, Holyday repeated his party's calls for toll HOV lanes.

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  1. Gino posted on 12/16/2013 02:52 PM
    the Tories numbers are based on what study and who provided the study as far as times? Also to implement lane tolls comes at a cost. what is that cost city wide and show us the business plan.
    i really don't see anything in this article with facts provided but it is the Tories plan so i shouldn't expect facts
  2. Mike from the hinterland posted on 12/16/2013 06:04 PM
    Tim Whodat Hudak, (a.k.a) Tiny Tim, (a.k.a) former Tory leader after the next election, (a.k.a) Two time loser to the crook Dalton McGuinty and just a general idiot with no plan or ideas. You are the reason why crooked and incompetent government is still in office. If you had a plan or vision you would be in office. The tea party is dead Timmy. Resign now so that we can get a leader who can beat the crooked Liberals. Obviously, you cannot.

    We need people who can put a plan together and tackle serious issues which you cannot other than by giving the same old BS that you can do it solely through cuttting taxes. There are serious issues that need to be resolved such as transit, the loss of manufacturing jobs and the economy and the lack of infrastructure to support a growing vibrant economy. Obviously you are not up for the job!
    1. Only Common Sense posted on 12/16/2013 06:44 PM
      @Mike from the hinterland Well said, Mike.
      Although I have stated this many times over the past several months, it appears that it's still necessary to repeat.

      Unless and until the provincial Cons replace Hudak with a leader with some ideas, and unless they somehow manage to attract some decent candidates to run under their banner (since their current bench is the weakest in living memory), this poor excuse of a party will be lucky to be much more than a "rump" in the legislature after the next election.
  3. Ernie posted on 12/16/2013 07:05 PM
    Heres a better thought

    Buy back the 407 and remove the tolls

    You will immediately get half the traffic off the 401 !

    Obviously toll lanes don't work - the 407 is empty and the 401 is jammed - no one wants tolls !
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