Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP)
Program Description (Commencing 2010/2011)
The Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) is a one-time funding program that will support new and expanded public transit throughout Alberta. GreenTRIP will provide only capital funding assistance for sustainable public transit infrastructure and technology. The program will provide Albertans with a wider range of public transit alternatives for local, regional, and intermunicipal travel, making public transit more accessible. It is anticipated that this program will help reduce the number of vehicles on Alberta roads and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
For purposes of the GreenTRIP program, "public transit" means:
A transportation service available to the public in an urban and surrounding area, using vehicles designed for use by multiple individuals, with fares, schedules, and routes that are planned and available in advance.
The Green Transit Incentives Program is available to the owner/operator of public transit services, which may include municipalities, regional entities/authorities, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.
Project submissions will be assessed in part on the extent they advance Alberta government priorities as well as local or regional transportation priorities. All submissions must include a comprehensive Business Case substantiating the need and benefits of the project, outlining the operational sustainability of the project, and demonstrating how the project's benefits will be accomplished and verified.
Additional details are provided in the "Submission Procedures and Guidelines" for this program.