Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta fund three additional public transit projects


A new list of transit projects has been approved under the Canada-Alberta Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and Clean Water and Wastewater Fund Bilateral Agreement. Altogether, the Province of Alberta will receive up to $347,190,000 from the federal government for public transit projects under the Agreement with federal contributions covering up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. The Government of Alberta and municipalities will contribute the balance.

The projects announced today are in addition to 107 others approved for funding since Canada and Alberta signed the Agreement in September 2016.

Newly funded projects:


Project name

Federal funding

Provincial funding

Anticipated start date

Town of Black Diamond

Local Inter-Municipal Transit System Development



July 1, 2017

Town of Pincher Creek

Transit Service; Purchase One CNG Bus and Five Passenger Shelters and Benches



January 1, 2017

Town of Turner Valley

Park-n-Ride Facility Construction



July 1, 2017

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