Transit money

The Ontario government is giving $364 million in gas tax funding to 107 municipalities, including the City of Kawartha Lakes, to improve their public transit systems.

The Kawartha Lakes' share is just over 570 thousand dollars

Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek made the announcement yesterday saying the government is investing in public transit to make it a more convenient travel option and to attract more riders.  

Funding for Ontario's gas tax program is determined by the number of litres of gasoline sold in the province.

The program provides municipalities with two cents per litre of provincial gas tax revenues.

Municipalities receiving gas tax funding must use these funds towards their public transit capital and/or operating expenditures, at their own discretion, including upgrading transit infrastructure, increasing accessibility, purchasing transit vehicles, adding more routes and extending hours of service.