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The rules for Ontario’s high-occupancy-vehicle lanes could be changed to allow drivers without any passengers to pay a premium to avoid traffic jams, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Tuesday.

The government needs to find new revenue sources to help fund public transit and infrastructure projects, and letting drivers buy their way onto HOV lanes could be a “voluntary” way to help raise money, said Mr. Sousa.

“Those lanes are available to those that wish to pay for them. They work in other jurisdictions, and it’s something for consideration,” he told reporters.

“You don’t have to use them if you don’t want to, but should you want to and you’re single in the car, there’s an opportunity there to revenue source some of that initiative as well.”

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