BC Premier Horgan announced today that the BC Government will be eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears Bridges to take effect on September 1, 2017.
“The Surrey Board of Trade understands the BC Government’s move to eliminate the tolls,” says Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.
“The focus now needs to be on how to fund the present and future transit and transportation infrastructure needs for Metro Vancouver. Mobility Pricing is an option that needs to be explored.”
The elimination of tolls will save families who regularly have to cross the Fraser River an average $1,500 a year. Commercial drivers averaging one crossing a day will save $4,500 a year or more.
Each day, approximately 121,000 vehicles cross the Port Mann Bridge, with another 40,000 vehicles taking the Golden Ears Bridge.