Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five International Cities That Have Tolls or Congestion Charges for Drivers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five International Cities That Have Tolls or Congestion Charges for Drivers

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Five cities with tolls or congestion charges

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TORONTO - The mayor of Toronto wants to impose a toll on two major highways into and out of Canada's most populous city. Mayor John Tory argues the tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway will provide much-needed funds for transit expansion and road repair, and help ease congestion.

Here are five other major cities around the world that have implemented tolls or congestion charges. The prices listed are for two-axle vehicles and have been converted into Canadian dollars.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Car drivers coming into the city on the Golden Gate Bridge must pay a toll fee of $10.12. Drivers with a FasTrak pass pay $8.77.

NEW YORK CITY -- Cash tolls of $20 are collected for cars entering New York City on two tunnels and four bridges.

LONDON -- The United Kingdom's capital charges a congestion fee of $19. …

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