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Rural Transportation Solutions for Ottawa

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The Cost of Operating and Maintaining a Motor Vehicle

Published estimates of automobile ownership are 'all over the place. Depending on what costs are included, he annual costs vary between $3,000 and $9,000!

A good benchmark is that the Public Service compensates for Private Automobile Usage at a rate of about $0.60 per kilometer.

The Canadian Automobile Association has a good Calculator that inputs the make and model of your automobile as well as the distance travelled at: https://carcosts.caa.ca/

 

WHAT ARE SOME COSTS?

Following are representative or estimated costs od a range of transportation alternatives. For more detail, please refer to Webinar #4 "Costs."

Activity

Description

Fare

Cost Sharing?

Belleville On-Demand..

Straight fare

$3

yes

Innisfil Ride-Share

Modified Zone system

$4, $5, or $6

yes

Rural Community Support Services

 

Zone system

16 kms for $15

Over 91 kms for $0.50 per kilometer

 

External and city funding

ParaTranspo

$18.50 (return)

External and city funding

OC Transpo Rural Express Service

 

Straight fare

$3.60

50% City

Taxi

estimated

$30 for 15 kms

Nil

Uber

estimated

45% less than taxi

Nil

OC Transpo Regional Partner Routes

Straight fare

about $15 per ride

 

Nil

Coltrans

Zone system

 

$2, $4 or $6.

contracted

Corridor 11

Zone system

$7 for a 15 km trip and $15 for a 35 km trip.

yes

Ontario Northland

Zone system

$12 from Arnprior

Nil

Personal Automobile

Own and Operate

Estimated  up to $1.30/km

 


What Do You Get for Your Ottawa REsidential Tax Dollars?

 

The following tables illustrates how your tax dollars are allocated: