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Funding partners

The Green Line has funding commitments from all three levels of government.

The Green Line LRT project has $5.5 billion in funding commitments from the City of Calgary, Province of Alberta, and Government of Canada.

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Investing in Calgary: Unprecedented investment from all orders of government - $1.7 billion from the Government of Alberta, $1.64 billion from the Government of Canada and $1.56 billion from the City of Calgary (capital cost) for a total of $4.9 billion (plus $640 million from the City of Calgary (financing cost)).

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:

Business Case

The Calgary Green Line LRT Stage 1 Business Case released in 2020 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.

Cover of the Calgary Green Line LRT Stage 1 Business Case

Learn about the economic, environmental and social benefits this investment supports.