Gas Tax Consultation # 2 by MTO - Conference Call # 1

  • 11 Jul 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Conference Call


Gas Tax Consultation by MTO

As you know, the Ontario government committed in the 2019 Budget to a review of the Gas Tax program, which includes consulting with municipal transit service providers to hear their perspectives on the program and identifying any areas for improvement.

A first consultation was held at the OPTA northern regional meeting in Sudbury on June 17, 2019. The next step in this consultation will be two webinar sessions hosted by the MTO Provincial Transit Policy Office, to be held on:

  • July 11, 2019  //  10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • July 17, 2019  //  1:00 - 2:00 PM 
Please register for the session most convenient for you. The sessions will include a general discussion of the Gas Tax program, as well as key program parameters, including:
  • The ridership/population allocation formula;
  • The municipal own spending cap;
  • The baseline expenditure requirement; and
  • The allocation of funds to upper and lower tier transit systems.

As these discussions will focus on both the on-the-ground impacts of Gas Tax program funding, as well as the financial management components of administering the program, it would be helpful to have appropriate representation from the various areas of your transit system/municipality to ensure you are able to provide input on all aspects of the program as it impacts your organization.

NOTE: The slide deck and call-in details are included in your registration confirmation email.