Transferring of gas tax to municipalties would improve transit and ease congestion

August 23, 2011

Currently municipalities receive 10 cents for every dollar collected in gas taxes, but the Globe and Mail suggests that many municipal woes – from traffic congestion to crumbling infrastructure, would be fixed if the full amount were transferred. At present, “traffic congestion in the Greater Toronto Area alone costs the economy $3.3-billion in lost productivity.” Improvements to public transit would improve commuting times and create happier and healthier communities. Read editorial in the Globe and Mail.