TI Corp. expects improved performance in future years. During opening hours, pay by telephoning the TReO Customer Service Centre at 604-516-TREO (604-516-8736) or toll free at 1-855-888-TREO (1-855-888-8736). “Our goal has been to keep the toll as low as possible and minimize increases,” Kerr said. “The actual crossings are nowhere near that.”. The tolls are what registered TReO users pay because their vehicle’s decal is automatically detected and their account is charged. It’s urgent and we need to get that done in pretty short weeks,” said Desmond. “The forecast in 2006 was for almost 149,000 daily crossings by 2013,” she said. The province has often missed the mark with traffic forecasts on the Port Mann Bridge. “There was no plan or strategy here. Tolls are rising 15 cents to $3.15 per crossing to use the Port Mann Bridge. The bridge opened in late 2012 with a one-year half-price discount for users that signed onto the TReO electronic payment system early enough. Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore wondered how traffic flow on the congested Mary Hill Bypass would be impacted. Read more about cookies here. Keep copies of all receipts and paperwork for future reference. Learn about. As well, ask what the procedure is for returning the car after hours and having to drop the keys in a drop box. The province’s Transportation Investment Corp. said the increase from $3 for small vehicles effective Aug. 15 is required to keep up with the costs of operating and maintaining the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement project and repaying the debt. Port Mann Bridge tolls to start at $1.50 as incentive for drivers (with video), Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver SunWednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, A worker walks over the middle portion of the new Port Mann bridge high above the Fraser river, in Coquitlam on July 26, 2012. He said that a longer-term discussion will have to take place on how the province will contribute to TransLink’s transit and transportation improvement plans. What the mayors are looking at is mobility pricing, which is not tolling. “It really is about getting people to use the bridge,” Walton said. During opening hours, pay by telephoning the TReO Customer Service Centre at 604-516-TREO (604-516-8736) or toll free at 1-855-888-TREO (1-855-888-8736). Print off the receipt to submit when you return the car. “Transferring the debt from these bridge projects to the province is essentially telling northern and interior British Columbians that their tax dollars will be subsidizing Metro Vancouver commuters.”. Phone: 604-516-8736 Additionally, when the bridge first opened, it was a toll bridge; however, thanks to a change in government, the tolls were removed as of 1 September 2017, so yay! Tolling infrastructure for both bridges will be removed over the next few months. Click here to learn more or control your settings. “I’m under no illusions one announcement or one project will do that,” she said. taxpayers. Commercial vehicle users could save up to $4,500 per year. A receipt is issued. Customers should review their agreements or specifically ask the rental agency about additional fees and how to provide proof of toll payment. They maintain a database of toll accounts that have been left with a credit balance after the end of tolling on the Port Mann Bridge. It is important to realize that every rental agency is different. That money will go toward operation, maintenance and financing costs. Follow the prompts to pay the toll. She said the government would watch “very closely” what happens at other crossings and major corridors. She said the province should give drivers “fair warning” of how tolls are expected to rise in the future, as BC Ferries has done by telegraphing its intent to raise fares two per cent in each of the next four years. The province’s Transportation Investment Corp. said the increase from $3 for small vehicles effective Aug. 15 is required to keep up with the costs of operating and maintaining the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement project and repaying the debt.