Infrastructure Ontario and transit agency Metrolinx have issued an RFP to three teams for the 11-km, Cdn $1.2-billion Finch West LRT in northwest Toronto. The DBFM project includes 16 surface stops, a maintenance facility, an underground station at an intersecting subway, and a below-grade terminus. Construction is slated to start in 2017, and opening is targeted for 2021.
Getting Serious About Mileage-Based User Fees
by Robert W. Poole, Jr., Reason Foundation The idea of replacing per-gallon fuel taxes with per-mile charges (mileage-based user fees) has probably seemed to most readers of this newsletter like an interesting but unlikely transition, beloved mostly by academics and planners. But that seems to be changing fairly rapidly. Consider the following: