Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Edmonton LRT project gets more federal funding

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Edmonton's proposed Valley Line Stage 1 Light Rail Transit expansion project has been assured of C$150 million (US$138 million) by Edmonton's Parlimentary representative Rona Ambrose.

Ambrose, making the announcement Monday, May 26, 2014, said the funding comes from the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure program.

The additional federal funding would bring pledged federal support up to C$400 million. Funds also will come from the city of Edmonton and Alberta provincial sources.

Expansion of the Valley Line will extend LRT from Mill Woods Town Centre to 102 Street, with an initial projected daily ridership of 31,500 passengers.

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