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The new Alberta Community Transit (ACT) Fund will support green transit projects across the province

The ACT Fund will offer $215 million in grants to municipalities and regions to invest in green transit initiatives to improve public transportation.

The ACT Fund reflects input from Albertans and stakeholders over two years of public engagement about the future of public transit across Alberta. The new program creates incentives to improve regional collaboration and move toward more green transit fleets and facilities in Alberta.

Premier Approves More Rural Bus Projects

Rural Albertans living along the Medicine Hat/Lethbridge Highway 3 corridor, and in Red Deer County, will have better access to public buses as part of a new provincial pilot program.

Two new pilot projects in Medicine Hat/Lethbridge and Red Deer County will each receive $700,000 in funding. As part of the Rural Transportation Pilot Program, these projects will help provide more public busing options for rural Albertans by testing new and expanded public transportation services between communities where service gaps exist.

Better-trained drivers keep roads safe

The province is asking for input as it moves forward with a plan to improve the training, testing and oversight of all drivers, particularly those in the commercial trucking industry.

Province funds Calgary Airport Trail expansion

Calgary’s Airport Trail expansion project will move ahead with funding from all three orders of government. The province and Ottawa will each provide $27.7 million, with the City of Calgary and the Calgary Airport funding the balance.

Work to start on West Calgary Ring Road

Construction of the West Calgary Ring Road, scheduled to begin in 2019, will complete the circle around Calgary and alleviate traffic congestion in the commercial heart of Alberta.

Funding for rural transportation pilot projects to connect rural Albertans

Four new pilot projects in the Camrose and Grande Prairie regions will help provide more transportation options for rural Albertans.

The projects will receive nearly $1.4 million in funding over two years through the Rural Transportation Pilot Program to test new and expanded public transportation services to fill service gaps between communities where there is no existing provider.

Relief for southwest Anthony Henday Drive commuters

The Alberta government is moving ahead with expansion of the southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton Budget 2018 included funding to expand the southwest portion of the ring road from four to six lanes.