Latest suggestion from the brain trusts at UBC and SFU ........ thank god they are here to help out.
"There's a perception that whatever we do needs to be fair," Doherty said. "And it's not fair that people are evading paying their fair share of taxes."
A toll charged on southbound roads just before the border would raise much-needed funds – which summit participant Richard Campbell said might be devoted to Highway 99 improvements – and TransLink would likely also collect more in gas tax.
Advocates predict there would be other benefits of a border toll.
"You'd see reduced congestion," Doherty said, noting people with more legitimate reasons to visit the U.S. would have shorter waits. "And we'd see reduced pollution because people wouldn't be making these unnecessary trips, largely in fuel inefficient vehicles."