As the largest infrastructure project in Calgary's history, the Green Line will contribute to the city’s economic recovery and resiliency generating $2.2B in benefits to Calgary. Constructing Phase 1 of the Green Line LRT will also create over 20,000 jobs. Our early works construction program has over 100 projects already completed or underway, putting Calgarians to work today.
The 2020 Calgary Green Line Stage 1 Business Case outlines the benefits, costs, trade-offs and risks of Stage 1. It shows how the investment will have short and long-term benefits.
The Green Line will connect major employment and residential areas in north, central and southeast Calgary. It will support economic productivity by providing access to nearly 450,000 jobs in Calgary (nearly 30% of all jobs) within a fifteen minute bus ride of a Green Line LRT station. Over 100,000 new jobs are expected in north and southeast communities over the next 25-30 years. On opening day Phase 1:
The Green Line LRT project is a long-term investment in the growth and development of our city. High quality transit is a necessity for cities to:
The Green Line can help diversify Calgary's economy. Economic trends in North America show that transit-oriented cities draw higher concentrations of innovation, technology businesses and multi-national corporations looking for high quality labour.
Green Line will connect people to more businesses and communities than ever. These connections will:
Ridership trends and demographics change over time. A growing number of millennials are choosing to live in urban neighbourhoods and take transit for convenience and cost savings. This increases the need for a transit system that is well-connected, fast, frequent and reliable.