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Over $375 million to rev up municipal transit through Gas Tax funding

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Over $375 million to rev up municipal transit through Gas Tax funding

TORONTO — One hundred and seven municipalities in Ontario will be getting $375.6 million from the provincial government’s Gas Tax program to help operate and improve local transit.

The funds can be used to extend service hours, buy transit vehicles, add routes, improve accessibility or upgrade infrastructure.

Funding for the Gas Tax program is determined by the number of litres of gasoline sold in the province during the previous year, states a release, adding municipalities that support public transit services in their community receive two cents per litre of provincial Gas Tax revenue collected.

This year, to make up for the reduced gas sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program includes one-time additional funding of $120.4 million to ensure municipalities can continue to support their transit systems.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how critical public transit is for frontline workers and for Ontarians who depend on these services to get to medical appointments, the grocery store and other important locations,” said Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney in a statement. “Gas Tax funding remains a vital source of long-term transit funding that municipalities can rely on to help operate and expand existing public transit services – ensuring people have access to safe and reliable transportation when they need it.”

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