Vehicle crossing numbers from the crown corporation running the Port Mann Bridge show since full tolls came in, usage is down but not by a landslide.
Since the toll discount ended in January, vehicle trips across the bridge dropped compared to the same months last year when tolls were half price.
3% fewer drivers crossed in January, 5.5% fewer in February and March and 5% fewer last month.
Greg Johnson with TI Corp says this trend is common.
He says, “When you take a look at places where tolling is introduced around North America, it shows that once drivers use other routes and other options, kind of like the newly opened South Fraser Perimeter Road, diversion begins to subside after a few months.
The Perimeter Road opened in December.