On September 4, 2015 the Government of Alberta announced $162.6 million dollars in GreenTRIP funding for bus rapid transit (BRT) projects in Calgary. The money will be used for five separate projects:
- North Crosstown BRT
- South Crosstown BRT
- 17th Avenue Transitway
- Southwest Transitway
- LRT Traction Power
The North Crosstown transit route will be a huge asset to the residents of northeast Calgary, reducing travel time for transit users by providing a direct east-west cross-town BRT service connection between Saddletowne LRT Station (Blue Line), and Brentwood LRT station (Red Line) with connections to the Green Line, University of Calgary, SAIT, Foothills Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital, and West Campus.
This route will also provide service along the 16th Avenue North urban corridor. The service will operate mainly in regular traffic lanes; however, there is the potential for bus-only or high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along 16th Avenue North and 52nd Street East.
The planning and predesign work has already begun with construction slated to begin in 2016 and completion expected in 2018.
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