On Wednesday, January 23, Alderman Colley-Urquhart and I asked Calgarians to join the national CutMyCommute campaign. We are among many municipal leaders across the country participating in a national campaign to fight gridlock and improve public transit with secure and stable federal infrastructure funding. As this is a very serious issue affecting every Canadian, the campaign will have a strong social media component to help showcase the issue and invite individuals around the country to join the challenge. The national campaign, led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), calls for secure and predictable funding from the federal government to meet the transportation infrastructure? needs of Canadian cities.
The campaign is the second of its kind and looks to highlight the benefits of fighting gridlock and improving public transit in major cities, and transportation’s importance to the economy and quality of life in all communities, large and small. Of note, the average daily commute in a Canadian major city comes in at 63 minutes
Participating communities include Halifax, Montreal, Gatineau, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brampton, Kitchener, Edmonton, Calgary, Surrey and Vancouver.
Our RouteAhead plan is an example of the type of public transit infrastructure required to sustain our continued growth in Calgary. The plan is estimated to cost $12.9 billion in capital funding over the next 30 years and is currently unfunded.
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