Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

November 12, 2008 11:00 ET

RCCAO: Can Road Tolls Help Ease Gridlock, Reduce Emissions, and Sustain Transportation Infrastructure?

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2008) -

Attention: Transportation Reporters, Queen's Park Media, City Editors, Assignment

The issue of road tolls is politically charged and poorly understood in Canada. As a result, the subject elicits strong reactions among drivers, transportation planners, and decision makers. And it will be the topic of discussion at an international conference in Toronto this week.

Featuring experts from France, Holland, Germany, the UK and the USA, the Transportation Futures Forum is being presented to showcase unique road pricing strategies that are easing congestion, motivating sustainable modal choices and generating the revenues required to maintain and green transportation infrastructure.

"For the most part, there has been a knee-jerk reaction to the subject of road user fees", says Andy Manahan, Executive Director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) which is one of the hosts of the event. "The issue needs to be considered in a non-partisan manner, and this forum will provide a number of perspectives."

Marty Collier of Healthy Transport Consulting (HTC), co-host of the conference, notes that despite the potential benefits, road pricing "does raise important questions ranging from social equity and privacy concerns to governance and financing issues."

The Transportation Futures Forum is presented by the RCCAO and HTC in association with Transport Canada, LIUNA Local 183, 407 ETR, ReNew Canada and ten other key sponsors and supporters.

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: InterContinental Hotel Toronto-Yorkville
Willard Room, 2nd Floor
220 Bloor Street West

Media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to For further information, visit

Contact Information

    Andy Manahan
    Executive Director
    (905) 760-7777 x 104
    Cell: (416) 904-7013
    Healthy Transport Consulting
    Angela Bischoff
    (647) 342-1964
    Healthy Transport Consulting
    Marty Collier
    (416) 516-1621 x 2