The Green Line LRT project has received $5.5 billion in unprecedented funding commitments from three levels of government for Stage 1 from Shepard to 16 Avenue N.
Supporting long-term planning initiatives
The Green Line LRT supports long-term planning initiatives at all three levels of government. A public transit network that connects Calgary’s major employment hubs and residential areas is required to secure Calgary as the City of choice in Canada for the world’s best entrepreneurs and to assist Calgary in recovering from the economic downturn with elevated levels of economic productivity.
Building the Green Line LRT will help achieve goals in other City plans including:
The Update to the 2020 Business Case released in October 2021 examines the main benefits of the Green Line LRT Stage 1 investment through transportation, quality of life, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. These include:
Improving mobility choices – Fast, frequent and reliable high-quality transit service to spend less time travelling.
Laying foundations – Building the most complex elements of the Green Line LRT first enables incremental future expansions.
Encouraging development – Serves many activity centres and urban main streets that have been identified as priorities for development.
Integrated and cost-effective transit service – People will be connected where they want to go by a cost-effective transit system.
Connecting the city – Green Line LRT is the next step to providing seamless connectivity with existing transit lines.
Together, we are building a public transportation system that will provide capacity for today and tomorrow, create a more accessible city, and generate 20,000 direct and supporting jobs.