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Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP)

Edmonton receives federal and provincial funding for transit centre upgrades

The Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta more than $1 million in combined support for the Edmonton Lakewood Transit Centre busway renewal project:

  • 689,000 in support from the Government of Canada;
  • $344,500 in GreenTRIP support from the Government of Alberta; and
  • $344,500 in municipal investment.

The project, which was recently completed, included the replacement of the existing Lakewood Transit Centre concrete busway, and the renewal of the loading platform and curbs. The busway, originally constructed in 1982, now includes new access points to minimize travel paths for transit users. This new infrastructure increases the comfort and ease for all transit users travelling through the centre, particularly those with limited mobility. Rough-ins for future smart bus technology and additional closed circuit television cameras and lighting were also added as part of the renewal.

List of approved public transit projects

Funding contribution breakdown

Southern Alberta transit projects receive GreenTRIP and PTIF support

On September 8, 2017, the governments of Canada and Alberta for transit projects in Black Diamond, Turner Valley and Pincher Creek. The support for these three priority projects includes $138,000 from the federal and more than $903,000 from the provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP), with the balance coming from the local municipalities.

This funding will allow the Town of Pincher Creek to purchase a fully accessible compressed natural gas bus and build five bus shelters for improved user safety and comfort. The Town of Turner Valley will use its funding to build a park and ride facility, including public washrooms. The Town of Black Diamond will develop its inter-municipal transit system by purchasing three transit vehicles adapted for wheelchair users.

Banff region GreenTRIP projects receive nearly $1 million

On August 8, 2017, the Government of Alberta nearly $1 million in Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) grants to the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission for two Banff region transit projects.

A grant of more than $666,000 will support bus shelter installations and improvements at 10 locations along Banffs local transit routes and the Canmore-Banff regional route served by Roam - the public transit system.

Alberta is also providing nearly $267,000 to refurbish five Roam buses - three hybrid electric buses used locally in Banff and two bio-diesel buses operating between Banff and Canmore.

These grants, part of the third and final call for GreenTRIP submissions, will improve access to transit for residents and visitors across the Banff region.

Six new GreenTRIP and PTIFprojects announced

As part of a third list of PTIF projects, the Governments of Canada and Alberta announced on July 5, 2017 that six Alberta public transportation projects will receive $733,730 in federal support from the , provincial funding from the Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) and municipal support. In total, Canada, Alberta and local municipalities have committed more than $931.5 million since the announcement on Sept. 1, 2016 when the federal and provincial governments signed a new bilateral funding agreement. The announcement was held on Dec. 3, 2016.

The Government of Canada is providing $345.6 million for 107 public transit projects in Albertas major urban and rural communities through PTIF. The Government of Alberta is providing more than $342.5 million from GreenTRIP to these projects and others not receiving federal funding. In all, Alberta will be funding 144 new public transit projects in 31 communities. Municipalities are providing $243.6 million.

About GreenTRIP

First announced in July 2008, GreenTRIP was a one-time, $2-billion fund designed to support capital projects that lower greenhouse gas emissions by reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles. The third and final-call approved projects were announced on December 3, 2016, bringing the program to a close.

For more information about the program refer to:

GreenTRIP Frequently Asked Questions

GreenTRIP Approved Projects List Up to July 2017

GreenTRIP Project Announcements

UpdatedAugust 2017

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