CCTA’s method to charge each member municipality for the local cost of transit services within the municipality. The assessment formula was amended in 2007. Prior to 2007, local assessments were based on the miles operated in each municipality. Under the new formula, the changes in cost to each municipality is driven by the hours of service in the municipality and or overall service cost increases. At the time of the formula change, municipal assessments were frozen at their prior levels and the new formula only applies to future service and schedule changes. The new formula provides CCTA more flexibility when making minor route or time changes.