Transit taxes poised to rise 6.4 per cent in 2020 as city predicts more LRT 'transition'

By John Willing, Ottawa Citizen, August 30, 2019

Transit taxes could rise more than six per cent in 2020 as the City of Ottawa predicts more LRT “transition” expenses and shifts money to offset a cancelled plan to boost the provincial gas-tax transfer.

It means, if eventually approved by council, the owner of the average urban home in Ottawa would pay $42 more in transit taxes in 2020, part of a projected $109 increase in all property taxes. Police taxes would increase $18 for that average urban home and taxes to pay for the rest of the city departments would increase $49 on that tax bill.

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