This release was issued under a previous government.
The Alberta government’s commitment to affordable and accessible public transportation is helping Peace River purchase new buses and develop dedicated transit infrastructure, providing residents with new options for getting around town. The $355,000 GreenTRIP grant contributes two thirds of the cost of a new public transit system, including two 15-passenger buses, fare boxes, transit stop signs, along with benches and bus shelters.
“Expanding public transportation throughout Alberta is a priority for our government. The GreenTRIP funds we are committing will help get people moving while preparing our growing communities for the future.”
“I’m very excited that our government is investing in Peace River and bringing public transit to our community for the first time. Our funding is increasing mobility for those who don’t drive and providing greener alternatives for those who do.”
“This is great news that will help Peace Riverities get around their town with greater ease. Peace River Transit will get young people to after-school jobs, help our citizens with limited mobility to access health care and the community in general, as well as making Peace River a more attractive location for businesses.”
Peace River Transit will run on a fixed schedule six days a week along routes that will include stops on both sides of the river.
GreenTRIP supports local priorities to provide sustainable public transit alternatives for Alberta communities. Towns and cities can apply for GreenTRIP capital funding to purchase transit vehicles and technologies, build transit terminals and expand transit services that increase ridership, reduce traffic congestion, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.