QUEEN'S PARK TEST DRIVING H-O-T LANES ON THE Q-E-W
Jun 23, 2016
By Bob Komsic
Motorists with no passengers will soon be able to pay to use the High Occupancy Lanes on a portion of the Queen Elizabeth Way between Oakville and Burlington, starting in mid-September.
The province has announced it’ll run a four-year pilot project on the section of the QEW with so-called High Occupancy Toll lanes before the government creates a network of such lanes in southern Ontario.
Drivers will be able to buy one-thousand three-month permits for $180 that will allow them to use the HOT lanes.
They’ll be available by lottery which the government considers the fairest way of distribution and is similar to the method of awarding hunting licences.
You can apply online through Service Ontario starting August 1.
The first batch of permits will be good until the end of December – two weeks longer than the usual three month terms.