Premier Notley announced new provincial funding for Calgary’s Green Line LRT today, stating up to a whopping $1.53 billion will be given.
The Green Line will serve more than 60,000 Calgarians every day by connecting communities from 16th Avenue North through the downtown core, to Shepard in the southeast.
“The Green Line project is about connecting Albertans – to work, to recreation and to home to spend time with their loved ones,” said Premier Rachel Notley. “This important investment will also create much-needed local jobs, support the quality of life in the City of Calgary and help to protect our environment now and in the future.”
The government says construction of the new LRT line is estimated to create more than 12,000 direct jobs and over 8,000 supporting jobs, such as engineering, planning and administration.
“As the largest public infrastructure project in our history, the Green Line will transform our city,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “This is an investment in quality of life for all Calgarians—an investment that will also create jobs and encourage economic and community development. I’m proud of the work we’ve all done to get here today and I’m thrilled to have the Government of Alberta on board.”