News Dysart et al getting nearly $15k in gas tax funding SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, staff Tuesday, Jan. 8th, 2019 Sign on Highway 118 welcoming people from Highlands East to Dysart et al. April 16, 2018. Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton/93.5 Moose FM /Vista Radio Dysart et al is getting some gas tax money. The township is one of 107 municipalities across Ontario benefitting from the provincial program this year. Dysart et al will be receiving $14,933. The money has to go to helping support and build up public transit systems. That means it can be spent on things like upgrading transit infrastructure, increasing accessibility, buying transit vehicles, adding more routes, and extending hours of service. In total, the province says it will be handing out $364 million in gas tax funding covering more than 92 per cent of Ontario’s total population. The government calculates the gas tax program based on how many litres of gasoline is sold in Ontario. Municipalities get two cents per litre of the collected gas tax revenues. The share each municipality gets is then based on a 70 per cent ridership/30 per cent population formula.