You can now pay to use special lanes on the QEW.
The High Occupancy Toll lanes have opened on the stretch between Burlington and Oakville.
They can be used by motorists who bought special permits for 180 dollars.
Those permits allow drivers to use the lanes without having other people in their vehicle.
The province says it issued 500 permits for the first term, which runs until December 31.
Vehicles with two or more occupants can still travel in the lanes for free.
(with files from the Canadian Press)