Ontario Gas Tax for transit
Ontario Gas Tax for Transit Allocations Announced
The Honourable Caroline Mulroney announced the 2020-21 Ontario Gas Tax funding allocations to support Ontario municipal transit systems. The Province will provide $375 million to 109 municipalities as soon as possible in 2021. This funding is in addition to Safe Restart Agreement funding for transit systems and other supports.
The Ontario Gas Tax provides 2 cents/litre of fuel from provincial revenue to fund municipal transit capital and operations across the province. Funding from the Ontario Gas Tax is critical to supporting municipal transit systems in Ontario, especially as they work to adapt to challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
See AMO’s background information on the evolution of the Ontario Gas Tax, Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), and other critical infrastructure programs for more details on the importance of the suite of provincial supports to municipal governments.