Big news, commuters! Our country’s first High-Occupancy Toll Lanes are open today!
These lanes between Oakville’s Trafalgar Road and Burlington’s Guelph Line have been under construction since mid-July in hopes to reduce congestion for drivers.
Starting today we can enjoy these pretty little stretches of asphalt.
Will this mean no more traffic? Never.
Maybe a little less? Probably.
If you are driving with two or more people, you are free to do so on these new HOT lanes.
Single occupant drivers can apply for a permit which will cost $180 for a three month term.
Drivers caught in the lane by themselves and without a permit face 3 demerit points and fines from $110 to $2500.