163. The Agency shall, to reduce the budgetary impact of the contributions payable with respect to its mandate in matters concerning metropolitan transportation and the operation of a suburban train system, allot, out of its surplus, an amount which is to be apportioned among certain municipalities, the Société de transport de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal, the Société de transport de la Ville de Laval and the Société de transport de la rive sud de Montréal.
The amount shall not exceed
(1) $5,000,000 for each of the years 1996, 1997 and 1998;
(2) $3,500,000 for the year 1999;
(3) $1,500,000 for the year 2000.