National Public Transit: Province puts $3.4M to expanding public transit between Edmonton, Leduc, Nisku

The provincial government announced plans Tuesday to invest millions to help  expand public transit between Leduc, Nisku, Leduc County and Edmonton.

On Tuesday, the province said $3.4 million in funding to expand the “C-Line”  inter-municipal bus service currently running between those communities.

The “C-Line” runs from Century Park in Edmonton, to bus stops in Nisku and  Leduc, before looping back to Century Park – with a total of five trips running  during morning and afternoon peak times Monday to Friday.

Leduc is planning to use the funding to buy four low-floor buses and five  shuttle buses, to develop park and ride facilities, build a transit garage, and  construct bus shelters and stops.

The province said the funds will also allow a feeder bus route to be created  by using the shuttle buses to connect residents with the “C-Line”, and to create  additional lines between Leduc, Nisku and the Edmonton International  Airport.

Funding for the project is coming out of the province’s GreenTRIP program –  a $2 billion program focused on funding new and expanded public transit services  in Alberta.

Aside from funding for the “C-Line”, the program is also approved to fund  projects in 15 municipalities, which totals about $1 billion.

Author: Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton   

 

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