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Approved Public Transit Projects

The Governments of Canada, Alberta and local municipalities have committed $934.6 million to Alberta transit projects, with federal and provincial funding coming from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and the provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP). Under a bilateral agreement signed by Alberta and Canada on Sept. 1, 2016, the Government of Canada will fund up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. The Government of Alberta and municipalities will fund the balance.

The Government of Canada is providing $346.4 million for 111 public transit projects in Alberta’s major urban and rural communities through PTIF. The Government of Alberta is providing more than $343.8 million from GreenTRIP to these projects and 34 others not receiving federal funding. Municipalities are providing $244.4 million.

September 14, 2017

The Governments of Canada and Alberta have approved more than $1 million in combined support for the Edmonton Lakewood Transit Centre busway renewal project:

Location Project name Federal funding Provincial funding Municipal funding
The City of Edmonton  Edmonton Lakewood Transit Centre busway   $689,000  $344,500  $344,500

September 8, 2017

The Governments of Canada and Alberta have approved three Alberta transit projects for funding under Phase One of PTIF. The Government of Alberta had previously approved more than $900,000 in support for these projects. The municipalities will provide the balance of the funding.

Location Project name Federal funding Provincial funding Anticipated start date
Town of Black Diamond Local Inter-Municipal Transit System Development $46,000 $300,000 July 1, 2017
Town of Pincher Creek Transit Service; Purchase One CNG Bus and Five Passenger Shelters and Benches $46,000 $303,333 January 1, 2017
Town of Turner Valley Park-n-Ride Facility Construction $46,000 $300,000 July 1, 2017

August 8, 2017

The Government of Alberta approved nearly $1 million in GreenTRIP funding for three projects in Canmore, Banff and Okotoks, with the balance of $493,333 being provided by municipalities.

Municipality Project name Federal Funding Provincial Funding
(GreenTRIP)
Municipal Contribution
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Banff bus shelter installations and improvements at ten locations N/A $666,667 $333,333
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Fleet refurbishment of five (5) buses N/A $266,667 $133,333
Okotoks Local transit operational study N/A $53,333 $26,667


July 5, 2017

The Governments of Canada and Alberta have approved six new Alberta transit projects for funding under Phase One of PTIF—three in Leduc, one in Airdrie, one in Spruce Grove and one for the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (Banff and Lake Louise). These projects will receive nearly $316,000 in federal funding and more than $317,000 in provincial GreenTRIP funding.


July 5, 2017 announced transit projects

Location Project name Federal funding Provincial funding Anticipated start date
Airdrie Bus rehabilitation program for high capacity articulated buses $94,567 $189,163 2018-01-01
Lake Louise and Banff Design and Implementation Plan for service between Lake Louise and Banff $35,000 $35,000 2016-09-01
Leduc Purchase of replacement specialized transit (LATS) bus $42,500 $21,250 2017-01-01
Leduc Purchase of garbage/recycling units plus cigarette disposal units for bus stops $22,000 $11,000 2017-01-01
Leduc Construction of concrete bus stops for passengers to safely await buses $13,000 $6,500 2017-01-01
Spruce Grove Purchase of 1 bus for local service $108,750 $54,375 2018-03-01


Dec. 3, 2016 announced transit projects

Location Project name Federal funding Provincial funding Anticipated start date
Airdrie Engineering and design of North Transit Terminal $111,842 $311,658 2017-05-01
Airdrie Replacement of existing rolling stock vehicle to enhance service to transit customers $34,266 $68,534 2018-01-31
Airdrie Installation of cycling infrastructure to support active transportation for first/last mile to regional transit stops $13,332 $26,668 2017-09-01
Airdrie Implementation of mobile ticketing technology $23,331 $46,669 2017-01-01
Airdrie Implementation of new technology to remove public transit barriers for customers with vision loss $20,000 $40,000 2017-11-01
Airdrie Development of a user fee and revenue strategy $13,332 $26,668 2018-02-01
Airdrie Investment in new transit stops to support dynamic transit model $33,330 $66,670 2017-04-01
Airdrie Implementation of new technology to improve service alerts with transit customers $10,000 $20,000 2018-01-01
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services – Banff Local transit service expansion $862,500 $862,500 2017-01-01
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services – Banff/Canmore NextBus arrival signs $30,000 $66,600 2017-04-01
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services – Banff/Canmore Farebox upgrades $80,000 $183,150 2017-01-01
Beaumont Construction of four transit stops $50,000 $25,000 2017-05-24
Calgary Green Line LRT - utility relocations - SE corridor $50,000,000 $25,000,000 2016-04-01
Calgary Green Line LRT - utility relocations - Central and North corridors $27,200,000 $13,600,000 2016-04-01
Calgary Green Line LRT - land preparation $31,300,000 $15,650,000 2016-04-01
Calgary Green Line LRT - transit bus improvements $2,500,000 $1,250,000 2016-04-01
Canmore Bus storage facility $100,500 $100,500 2016-08-01
Cochrane Review of existing transit feasibility studies to identify next steps for delivery of local and regional transit services $25,000 $12,500 2016-07-01
Cochrane Construction of bus stops and bus shelters $25,000 $12,500 2018-01-01
Cold Lake Replacement of two aging core fleet vehicles to modernize transit fleet and increase accessibility $174,000 $666,700 2017-01-01
Fort Saskatchewan Northern transfer location upgrades $75,000 $37,500 2016-07-15
Fort Saskatchewan Bus stop infrastructure upgrades/construction $34,000 $17,000 2016-07-15
Grande Prairie Fleet growth and right sizing program $300,000 $300,000 2017-01-15
Grande Prairie Electronic fare collection Phase 2 - additional upgrades and gestures $141,000 $141,000 2016-12-15
Grande Prairie Mobile ticketing system to increase digital system accessibility $112,500 $112,500 2016-04-01
Grande Prairie Transit scheduling software $50,000 $50,000 2016-12-15
Grande Prairie Onboard camera system retrofitting $87,500 $87,500 2016-12-15
Grande Prairie Automated passenger counter system $37,500 $37,500 2017-04-01
Grande Prairie Solar energy storage to charge electric buses $500,000 $500,000 2017-03-01
Grande Prairie Real-time passenger information digital signage $45,000 $45,000 2017-06-01
Grande Prairie Transit garage electrical infrastructure upgrades $17,500 $17,500 2017-01-15
Leduc Bus pull-out construction $67,500 $33,750 2017-01-01
Lethbridge Lethbridge Transit Terminal and Regional Park-n-Ride $2,027,000 $2,027,000 2016-10-01
Medicine Hat Transit facility rehabilitation and upgrades $1,090,000 $1,090,000 2017-01-01
Medicine Hat Intelligent transit technology upgrades and hardware $125,000 $125,000 2017-01-01
Medicine Hat Intelligent transit technology upgrades for para transit services $275,000 $275,000 2017-06-01
Medicine Hat Accessible bus stop upgrades $167,500 $167,500 2017-04-01
Medicine Hat Review of conventional and Para Transit service delivery models $50,000 $50,000 2016-05-01
Medicine Hat Replacement conventional and para transit buses $376,500 $376,500 2017-01-01
Red Deer Storage structure rehabilitation for transit action buses $1,112,500 $1,112,500 2017-04-01
Red Deer Bus stop accessibility upgrades $1,050,000 $1,050,000 2017-04-01
Red Deer Replacement of transit buses $3,276,000 $3,276,000 2017-07-01
Red Deer System wide intelligent transit enhancements phase 2 $1,145,500 $1,145,500 2017-07-01
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Design and construction of bus bay turnouts and bus shelters $3,451,000 $6,549,000 2017-01-01
Spruce Grove Bus stop upgrades $39,750 $19,875 2017-04-01
Spruce Grove Long range regional transit plan $37,500 $18,750 2016-09-10
St. Albert Purchase of new conventional electric buses $1,875,000 $937,500 2016-11-30
St. Albert Replace hoists in transit garage $122,000 $61,000 2016-11-30
Strathcona County Conventional Transit Bus Replacement Program to achieve 100% accessibility $1,632,500 $1,000,000 2017-01-01
Strathcona County Specialized transit bus replacement $172,500 $86,250 2017-01-01
Strathcona County Ordze Transit Centre revitalization project $750,000 $375,000 2017-04-01
Whitecourt New Whitecourt transit bus $74,000 $266,666 2017-03-01

GreenTRIP Only

The Government of Alberta is also providing $155.6million in GreenTRIP funding for an additional 34 projects, providing up to two-thirds of the project cost. Municipalities will provide the balance. (Note: three projects previously approved for GreenTRIP-only are now receiving PTIF support and so have been removed from the list below.)

Applicant Project Name Provincial Contribution Total Eligible Project Cost
Airdrie Transit Terminal South $533,333 $800,000
Airdrie Investment in transit fleet $398,133 $597,200
Airdrie Transit technology $200,000 $300,000
Airdrie Regional fleet expansion $4,380,022 $6,570,000
Black Diamond Park-n-Ride facility $660,000 $990,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services – Lake Louise Fleet for Lake Louise Transit $1,220,000 $ 1,830,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services - Lake Louise Park-n-Ride lot development $1,166,667 $1,750,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services - Banff and Lake Louise Fleet for Banff to Lake Louise Regional Transit Service $1,626,667 $2,440,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission - Bow Valley Mobile ticketing software $66,667 $100,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission - Banff Banff fleet for increased frequency (phase 2) $833,333 $1,250,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission - Banff Park-n-Ride lot development $4,666,667 $7,000,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission - Banff Park-n-Ride lots - shuttle service $2,033,333 $3,050,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission - Banff Bus stop installations including NextBus (Banff to Lake Louise) $200,000 $300,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission - Canmore Fleet for spare capacity and growth $813,333 $1,220,000
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission - Canmore Transit oriented development $200,000 $300,000
Calgary Green Line LRT early works - utility and land preparation and transit improvements $92,377,876 $138,566,614
Chestermere Transit feasibility study and Park-n-Ride facility implementation $693,333 $1,040,000
Cold Lake Bus stop enhancement and GPS scheduling $200,000 $300,000
Grande Prairie Electric bus program - replacement $2,000,000 $3,000,000
Grande Prairie Transit electric bus program $1,200,000 $1,800,000
Grande Prairie Transit terminal $333,333 $500,000
Lethbridge Regional Park-n-Ride transit terminal $8,080,000 $12,956,000
Lethbridge Accessibility enhancements $420,000 $630,000
Okotoks Local bus zone upgrades $330,000 $495,000
Okotoks Local transit fleet $933,333 $1,400,000
Okotoks Park-n-Ride infrastructure $666,667 $1,000,000
Okotoks Regional bus zone upgrades $140,000 $210,000
Red Deer, City of Bus storage facility expansion $4,466,666 $6,700,000
Red Deer, City of Bus wash replacement $352,667 $529,000
Red Deer County Purchase buses and install bus stop/shelters $592,200 $940,000
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Airporter/para transit buses $842,560 $1,263,840
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Shelter additions $1,276,667 $1,915,001
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Intelligent transportation system (phase 2 & 3) $21,570,614 $32,355,920
Whitecourt Capital improvements $147,001 $220,501

Sept. 1, 2016 announced transit projects

Location Project name Federal funding Provincial funding Anticipated start date
Calgary 17 Ave SE BRT - Phase 2 $42,500,000 $21,250,000 2016-04-01
Calgary Light Rail Transit (LRT) station refurbishment $13,485,000 $6,742,500 2016-04-01
Calgary Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs $12,500,000 $6,250,000 2016-04-01
Edmonton LRT Design: Valley Line, Downtown to Lewis Farms $9,501,000 $4,750,500 2016-09-01
Edmonton LRT Design: Metro Line, NAIT to Blatchford $13,001,000 $6,500,500 2016-09-01
Edmonton LRT Preliminary Design: Capital Line, Century Park to Ellerslie $4,101,000 $2,050,500 2016-09-01
Edmonton LRT Concept Planning: Downtown Circulator, University to Bonnie Doon $1,250,000 $625,000 2017-01-01
Edmonton LRT Preliminary Design: Metro Line Blatchford to Campbell Road $19,501,000 $9,750,500 2016-09-01
Edmonton D.L. MacDonald LRT Transit Yard Traction Power Substation Upgrade $2,500,000 $1,250,000 2016-07-15
Edmonton LRT NE Crossings - Safety Improvements $3,700,000 $1,850,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton LRT NE Traction Power Distribution System Upgrade (Feeders $1,250,000 $625,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Design: Refurbishment of Stadium LRT Station $500,000 $250,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Design: Refurbishment of Coliseum LRT Station $500,000 $250,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton LRT Surface Stations Warning Tile Replacement $1,455,451 $727,726 2016-09-01
Edmonton LRT D.L.MacDonald Garage Diesel Generator Tank and Waste Oil Tank Replacement $485,150 $242,575 2016-09-01
Edmonton Bay and Corona LRT Station Floor Tiles - Lifecycle Replacement $485,150 $242,575 2016-09-01
Edmonton Central LRT Station Platform Ceiling - Lifecycle Replacement $485,150 $242,575 2016-09-01
Edmonton Corona LRT Station Concourse Ceiling - Lifecycle Replacement $363,863 $181,932 2016-09-01
Edmonton Clareview LRT Station East Parking Lot Paving $485,150 $242,575 2017-05-01
Edmonton Upgrade LRT Station lighting to LED $970,300 $485,150 2016-09-01
Edmonton Upgrade Tunnel lighting to LED $194,060 $97,030 2016-09-01
Edmonton Churchill LRT Station 99 Street Entrance Structure Replacement $727,726 $363,863 2016-09-01
Edmonton Churchill LRT Station Interior Renewal $2,350,000 $1,175,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Heritage Valley Transit Centre and Park & Ride $13,494,000 $6,747,000 2016-04-01
Edmonton Bus Renewal - Sixty Foot Articulated buses $1,487,429 $743,715 2016-07-18
Edmonton Bus Renewal - Forty Foot Low Floor Buses $8,007,325 $4,003,663 2016-07-18
Edmonton Bus Renewal - Community Service Buses $6,135,644 $3,067,822 2016-07-01
Edmonton Bus Renewal - Disabled Adult Transit Service (DATS) Buses $495,810 $247,905 2016-07-01
Edmonton Bus Seating - Reupholster seats on 50 buses with superior fabric without padding $99,162 $49,581 2016-07-01
Edmonton Replacement Buses $7,734,630 $3,867,315 2016-07-01
Edmonton Bus Camera Systems $2,800,000 $1,400,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Transit Priority Measures $970,000 $485,000 2017-01-01
Edmonton LRV Vehicle Seating - Replace with Plastic/Fibreglass $1,000,000 $500,000 2016-07-31
Edmonton Bus Fleet Growth $15,283,000 $7,641,500 2017-07-01
Edmonton Belvedere Transit Centre Terminal Renewal $2,426,000 $1,213,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Castledowns Transit Centre Terminal Renewal $2,426,000 $1,213,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Jasper Place Transit Centre Terminal Renewal $2,426,000 $1,213,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Northgate Transit Centre Busway Renewal $2,426,000 $1,213,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton Castledowns Transit Centre Busway Renewal $2,426,000 $1,213,000 2016-09-01
Edmonton West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre Busway Renewal $1,697,652 $848,826 2016-09-01
Edmonton Jasper Place Transit Centre Busway Renewal $1,212,609 $606,305 2016-09-01
Edmonton Meadowlark Transit Centre Busway Renewal $727,565 $363,783 2016-09-01
Edmonton Capilano Transit Centre Busway Renewal $970,087 $485,044 2016-09-01
Edmonton Westmount Transit Centre Busway Renewal $1,455,130 $727,565 2016-09-01
Edmonton Stadium Transit Centre Busway Renewal $1,455,130 $727,565 2016-09-01
Edmonton Coliseum Transit Centre Busway Renewal $1,455,130 $727,565 2016-09-01
Edmonton Upgrade Transit Centre Buildings lighting to LED $363,783 $181,892 2016-09-01
Edmonton Upgrade Transit Centre Platform lighting to LED $363,784 $181,892 2016-09-01
Edmonton Design: Replace Ferrier Garage Bus Storage Tents with a Permanent Structure $729,000 $364,500 2016-09-01