New money for transit projects as the province opens up the third call for green-trip incentives
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New money for transit projects as the province opens up the third call for green-trip incentives

Matt Scigliano, 660 NEWS

A major announcement from the provincial government Thursday, as Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason revealed they are accepting applications from municipalities for green-trip funding.

It is the third call for an original $2-billion fund that has helped with things like the southwest leg of the Calgary LRT.

“Our government has been unwavering in our commitment to improve public transit across the province. Our actions to support public transit initiatives clearly demonstrate the long-term commitment to environmentally sustainable transportation options for Albertans as part of our larger climate leadership plan,” said Mason.

The province said green trip products could result in an estimated nearly one million tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over ten years.

“There is $130 million dollars available for the Calgary Regional Partnership, and $285 million dollars for other municipalities outside of the capital region.”