Gas tax dollars come in for DYMO bus
Published Jan. 15, 2019
The provincial government has announced Dysart’s share of the gas tax funding for public transit service.
Dysart will receive $14,933, which goes to the DYMO bus service, which provides transportation for persons with disabilities.
The amount fluctuates from year to year, Dysart CAO Tamara Wilbee confirmed to the Echo. Last year the funding was $14,303.
According to information provided by MPP Laurie Scott’s office, funding is based on how many litres of gas is sold in the province. Municipalities receive two cents a litre of the provincial gas tax revenues, which must be directed to public transit.
The province is disbursing $364 million in gas tax funding this year to 107 municipalities.
Bancroft has received $65,981 from the fund. The Bancroft transit system provides service to residents in Highlands East.