The planned facility at Campbell Road and Anthony Henday Drive will improve regional transit service, allowing commuters to leave their cars behind, saving them money on vehicle wear and tear, as well as fuel and parking.
“Life is better when it’s more affordable. This investment in St. Albert will help people save money, it will create jobs and it will lower emissions. That’s good for the economy, good for the environment and good for the pocketbooks of everyday people. Thanks to everyone in St. Albert who identified this opportunity and made it happen.”
The $30-million facility is being fully funded by the province through GreenTRIP and the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.
“This park-and-ride facility is one of dozens of public transit projects our government is investing in across Alberta to make public transit an attractive option to single-occupant vehicle trips, making life better for busy Albertans and cutting impacts on the environment.”
In its application for GreenTRIP funding, the City of St. Albert estimated that increased transit ridership would contribute to a reduction of 2,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
“Building integrated transportation systems is one of the priorities identified in our city’s Strategic Plan. We are grateful to the province for providing funding for the Campbell Park and Ride facility, which will help us promote the use of public transit here in St. Albert and the region.”
In Budget 2018, the Alberta government committed $1.5 billion over the next five years to help municipalities continue building accessible, affordable public transit.
- Construction is expected to begin in May 2018, with completion in 2019.
- Funding includes $20 million from GreenTRIP and $10 million from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.
- The facility includes a transit transfer station and parking for 800 vehicles.
- It is the planned future terminus of the Edmonton Transit Metro LRT line.