The Green Line LRT project has received $4.9 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:
Improving mobility choices - Fast, frequent and reliable transit services with strategic connections will save on travel time.
Laying foundations – Delivering the most complex elements first enables future extensions.
Triggering development – Green Line station areas are identified as priorities for investment and development.
Integrating and providing a cost-effective transit service – People will be connected to where they want to go in a cost-effective manner.
Connecting the city – Green Line will connect seamlessly to existing transit lines.
Together, we are building a public transportation system that will benefit Calgarians, Albertans and Canadians by investing in local infrastructure, creating 20,000 direct and supporting jobs and investing in Canada’s environmental sustainability.