09/08/2008

AMO is required to undertake an evaluation of both the Federal Gas Tax and Federal Public Transit Fund Agreements - another step to permanency of the Federal Gas Tax revenue sharing.
Background:

AMO has retained Performance Management Network (PMN) to undertake this joint evaluation. The lead at PMN is Suzanne Lafortune.

Part of the evaluation will include telephone surveys by PMN of approximately 150 of Ontario’s municipalities.

The scope of the evaluation includes looking at the following questions:

1. What is the success/progress achieved to date? Are there any indicators that the programs are encountering problems that prevent them from meeting their objectives, within budget and without unwanted outcomes?
2. Are the most appropriate and efficient means being used to achieve objectives?

This is the municipal sector’s opportunity to provide input into the design of federal infrastructure programs. Municipalities are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Action: Information