Figure 8; Transit Costs Relative to Other Municipalities in 2018

Transits Costs Relative to Other Municipalities
Conventional Transit Service is one aspect of Transportation Services. Figure 8 shows how the cost of our transit services compare to similarly size communities by showing the cost of transit for each $100,000 of Assessment.  This suggests that the impact on the growing cost of transit services is that Owen Sound taxpayers are paying significantly more for conventional transit that any other similarly sized communitieson a per capita basis. We see that Brockville, a community with a population that is nearly identical to that of Owen Sound, can operate their transit system for only 40% of the cost that Owen Sound taxpayers pay.   Perhaps an independent audit of all Transportation Services budget changes over the past five years will give some visibility into causes of the extreme growth in the cost thatís been occurring.