Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP)
Approved Public Transit projects
As of April 18, 2018, the Governments of Canada and Alberta have committed $495.1 million to Alberta transit projects, with federal funding coming from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and the provincial matching from the Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP).
Government invests in electric buses for Edmonton commuters
On April 13, 2018, the governments of Canada and Alberta and the City of Edmonton announced more than $43 million in joint funding to purchase up to 40 new electric buses for the Edmonton Transit Service.
The Government of Canada is providing more than $21.5 million for this project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Alberta is contributing more than $10.8 million and the City of Edmonton is providing more than $10.8 million.
The funding allows Edmonton to add energy-efficient buses to its fleet to help reduce costs and harmful emissions and promote a greener way of life for residents.
Improved transit in Edmonton metro region
The Alberta government is investing $30 million in a new park-and-ride transit facility in St. Albert, making transit an even better option for commuters. The planned facility at Campbell Road and Anthony Henday Drive will improve regional transit service, allowing commuters to leave their cars behind, saving them money on vehicle wear and tear, as well as fuel and parking. The $30-million facility is being fully funded by the province through GreenTRIP and the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.
Edmonton receives federal and provincial funding for transit centre upgrades
The Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta have approved more than $1 million in combined support for the Edmonton Lakewood Transit Centre busway renewal project:
- 689,000 in Public Transit Infrastructure Fund support from the Government of Canada;
- $344,500 in GreenTRIP support from the Government of Alberta; and
- $344,500 in municipal investment.
The project, which was recently completed, included the replacement of the existing Lakewood Transit Centre concrete busway, and the renewal of the loading platform and curbs. The busway, originally constructed in 1982, now includes new access points to minimize travel paths for transit users. This new infrastructure increases the comfort and ease for all transit users travelling through the centre, particularly those with limited mobility. Rough-ins for future smart bus technology and additional closed circuit television cameras and lighting were also added as part of the renewal.
Southern Alberta transit projects receive GreenTRIP and PTIF support
On September 8, 2017, the governments of Canada and Alberta announced funding for transit projects in Black Diamond, Turner Valley and Pincher Creek. The support for these three priority projects includes $138,000 from the federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and more than $903,000 from the provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP), with the balance coming from the local municipalities.
This funding will allow the Town of Pincher Creek to purchase a fully accessible compressed natural gas bus and build five bus shelters for improved user safety and comfort. The Town of Turner Valley will use its funding to build a park and ride facility, including public washrooms. The Town of Black Diamond will develop its inter-municipal transit system by purchasing three transit vehicles adapted for wheelchair users.
Banff region GreenTRIP projects receive nearly $1 million
On August 8, 2017, the Government of Alberta announced nearly $1 million in Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) grants to the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission for two Banff region transit projects.
A grant of more than $666,000 will support bus shelter installations and improvements at 10 locations along Banff’s local transit routes and the Canmore-Banff regional route served by Roam - the public transit system.
Alberta is also providing nearly $267,000 to refurbish five Roam buses - three hybrid electric buses used locally in Banff and two bio-diesel buses operating between Banff and Canmore.
These grants, part of the third and final call for GreenTRIP submissions, will improve access to transit for residents and visitors across the Banff region.
Six new GreenTRIP and PTIF projects announced
As part of a third list of PTIF projects, the Governments of Canada and Alberta announced on July 5, 2017 that six Alberta public transportation projects will receive $733,730 in federal support from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, provincial funding from the Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) and municipal support. In total, Canada, Alberta and local municipalities have committed more than $931.5 million since the first announcement on Sept. 1, 2016 when the federal and provincial governments signed a new bilateral funding agreement. The second announcement was held on Dec. 3, 2016.
The Government of Canada is providing $345.6 million for 107 public transit projects in Alberta’s major urban and rural communities through PTIF. The Government of Alberta is providing more than $342.5 million from GreenTRIP to these projects and others not receiving federal funding. In all, Alberta will be funding 144 new public transit projects in 31 communities. Municipalities are providing $243.6 million.
First announced in July 2008, GreenTRIP was a one-time, $2-billion fund designed to support capital projects that lower greenhouse gas emissions by reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles. The third and final-call approved projects were announced on December 3, 2016, bringing the program to a close.
For more information about the program refer to:
GreenTRIP Project Announcements
- Government invests in electric buses for Edmonton commuters - April 13, 2018
- Improved transit in Edmonton metro region - March 26, 2018
- Governments of Canada, Alberta invest in transit - September 8, 2017
- Banff region transit projects get funding boost - August 8, 2017
- Albertans to benefit from more provincial-federal transit funding - July 5, 2017
- Albertans to benefit from more than $500 million for transit - December 3, 2016
- Alberta supports public transit with third call for GreenTRIP projects - February 25, 2016
- More green transit options for Grande Prairie residents - December 14, 2015
- Capital Region communities receive $21.4 million for green transit - December 11, 2015
- GreenTRIP brings transit revitalization to Medicine Hat - November 10, 2015
- GreenTRIP supports transit expansion in Whitecourt - October 9, 2015
- GreenTRIP means new buses for Lethbridge Transit, paratransit expansion - October 2, 2015
- Clean, green transit en route to Red Deer - September 28, 2015
- GreenTRIP puts Peace River on the transit map - September 17, 2015
- Calgary region transit gets $187 million GreenTRIP boost - September 4, 2015
- GreenTRIP Round Two starts its journey in St. Albert - September 2, 2015
- Alberta calls for more green transit projects - April 15, 2014
- Alberta delivers on Edmonton LRT funding - March 11, 2014
- GreenTRIP fuels transit from Leduc to Airport and Edmonton - March 26, 2013
- C-Line route map (pdf)
- Calgary receives nearly half a billion provincial GreenTRIP dollars for mass transit projects - December 11, 2012
- West LRT opens today - December 07, 2012 (City of Calgary)
- North LRT breaks through to Churchill Station - November 16, 2012 (City of Edmonton)
- GreenTRIP adds more rides to Airdrie transit - January 25, 2012
- GreenTRIP enhances public transit service in Medicine Hat - September 16, 2011
- GreenTRIP provides $12.1 million for Red Deer transit buses - September 15, 2011
- GreenTRIP supports public transit system in Cochrane - August 9, 2011
- GreenTRIP enhances public transit service in Lethbridge - August 8, 2011
- GreenTRIP expands public transit system in Fort McMurray - July 29, 2011
- GreenTRIP provides $109,000 for public transit improvements in Hinton - July 20, 2011
- GreenTRIP provides $900,000 for new public transit buses in Banff and Canmore - June 23, 2011
- GreenTRIP provides $1.1 million for new public transit buses in Grande Prairie - June 9, 2011
- GreenTRIP provides $13.6 million for Strathcona County transit terminal - April 20, 2011
- Edmonton LRT NAIT line announced as first project approved under GreenTRIP - April 5, 2011
Updated April 2018
- GreenTRIP FAQs
- GreenTRIP Procedures and Guidelines
- Project and Cost Eligibility Criteria
- Project Funding Agreement
- Final Project Report Guideline
- Project Benefits Report Guide
- GHG Reduction Calculation Guide
- Useful Links
- Progress Claim Report
- GreenTRIP Annual Benefits Summary Report (Suggested Template Only)
For more information, please contact 780-422-4001.