HOT Lanes and 407 ETR “Democratize Road Space”?

  September 2015, Transport Futures held a forum on HOT Lanes. HOT Lanes were lumped in with other travel options like Uber, walking, cycling, public transit ect… HOT Lanes were promoted as merely another option to travel. John Howe, from Cole Engineering, recommended that political champions are needed to ensure that the new HOT Lanes […]

407 ETR Raises Rates – AGAIN!!!

How much is too much? 407 ETR raises rates, again. Depending on what part of the highway and what time you travel on it, you are now paying the following:   But wait that’s not all they have also worked in a per trip fee of $1.00 and a monthly lease/account fee of $3.75. It […]

The Fight to Reign in 407 ETR Continues

An open letter to: Minister of Transportation, Steven DelDuca. In response to my repeated plea for you to intervene in the 407 ETR fiasco, January 18th, 2016, Ministry of Transportation Analyst, Chris Conroy stated “it is unclear on what grounds the Minister of Transportation would have to take action against the private company”. Mr. DelDuca, […]

Double Standards for 407 ETR

There are so many complaints the public has with respects to Highway 407 and how it’s been operated over the past 15 years. At the heart is 407 ETR’s lack of concern for following consumer protection laws. It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as one of the shareholders in this highway […]

407 ETR Ignores Consumer Protection Laws and the Province Does Nothing

Between 2005 and 2007, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, made decisions that gave 407 ETR the idea that it was OK to ignore consumer protection laws. Those decisions now affect thousands and thousands of people negatively in the Province of Ontario and it’s about time these wrongs were made right by the Province. The […]

A Call for Transportation Minister, Steven Del Duca to intervene in 407 ETR’s Billing Nightmare

The group “Stop the 407 ETR’s Abuse of Power” has been calling for the Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, to intervene and hold 407 ETR accountable for not following consumer protection legislation. While the Ministry of Transportation has responded to my letter, December 9th, 2015, they didn’t address whether or not the Minister has […]

Did Former Minister of Transportation, Jim Bradley Lie Re: 407 ETR Powers?

The Toronto Star posted an article on December 1st, 2009 that quoted both the 407 ETR and former Minister of Transportation, Jim Bradley, on the company’s enforcement powers.   The Toronto Star quoted, former Minister of Transportation, Jim Bradley, as saying, “Ontario motorists who use Highway 407 and forget to pay their bills can legally […]

Supreme Court of Canada Rules 407 ETR Cannot Deny Your Plate After Bankruptcy

Today is a great day for consumers! In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed 407 ETR’s appeal to continue collecting on discharged bankrupts, with costs. The group “Stop the 407 ETR’s Abuse of Power” has maintained, from the beginning, that the 407 Act did not give 407 ETR the right to […]

How is Comparing the Sale to 407 ETR an Argument in Selling Hydro One?

Ontario’s new Financial Accountability Officer says privatizing Hydro One will be a bad deal for the Province. The Province says they are moving forward, full steam ahead, with privatizing Hydro One and throws the sale of Highway 407, to 407 ETR, in the face of everyone that questions the rationale behind what appears to be […]

A Non Partisan Approach to 407 ETR Issues

I have been asked so many times which political party I support. I always answer by saying that I am nonpartisan. Truth be told, it frees you to speak truth to power because you don’t toe a party line and you are in a better position to reason with hot headed, furiously partisan people that […]

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