Tolls suspended on Coquihalla Highway

24 October 2008

For the first time in 22 years, travelers on the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia no longer have to pay tolls. "Removing the tolls will mean literally hundred of dollars annually in the pockets of British Columbians who regularly use the highway," said Premier Gordon Campbell. "It will also mean thousands of dollars in annual savings for truckers, who account for 20 percent of highway traffic along the corridor but pay more than half of the total toll revenue."

A total of $845 million in tolls has been collected since the highway opened. About 3.4 million trips are completed on the 186-kilometer (115-mile) highway annually, including 2.7 million trips by passenger vehicles and 700,000 trips by commercial trucks. Tolls were $5 for motorcycles, $10 for cars and light trucks and up to $50 for trucks.

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