Hamilton's 2016-17 allocation of the provincial gas tax for transit will be $10,669,638, a slight decrease of $44,428 from last year.
This slight decline is a nice change for Hamilton, which has seen its share of the provincial gas tax pool decrease in the past decade other HSR ridership flat-lined while other municipalities grew their ridership.
The provincial gas tax is calculated based upon ridership. For the past decade, Hamilton's share of the fund was rapidly declining as Hamilton's ridership was stagnant and other municipalities experienced substantial grow. CATCH has done a good job covering this.