Strong transit infrastructure is critical to achieving Great Neighbourhoods. After years of tireless work on behalf of City Administration, City Council and numerous community leaders and non-profit organizations, the Federal Government announced today that it will provide the City of Calgary $1.53 billion to fund the Green Line LRT, over 20 years. This will account for approximately 1/3 of the total construction cost of the Green Line transitway, which is slated to begin in 2017.
The Green Line is an important piece of Calgary transit infrastructure, connecting people in the Southeast quadrant of the city to the North with high-quality transit service.
The Green Line will be made up of two legs: the North leg will run from the future community of Keystone to downtown, and will connect with the Southeast leg, which will extend to the community of Seton.