Press Release – Green Line LRT Will Pull Into Station Decades Sooner Than Thought

Green Line LRT Will Pull Into Station Decades Sooner Than Thought Calgary, Alberta – July 6, 2017 The City of Calgary’s vision of constructing the Green Line LRT, a 40 km light rail line that would span the city from north to south and connect almost 300,000 Calgarians, became a reality today with stage 1 […]

Press Release – Green Line Phase 1 Must Be The Beginning and Not The End

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Green Line Phase 1 Must Be The Beginning And Not The End Calgary, Alberta – May 11, 2017 Today’s announcement by the City of Calgary that phase 1 of the Green Line LRT will only run from 16th Ave N to Shepard Station in the south presents a serious challenge to the original vision that […]

Press Release – Flag Raised on Green Line Costs In Beltline

  Flag Raised on Green Line Costs in Beltline Calgary, Alberta – December 8, 2016 A Calgary advocacy group is concerned about escalating costs to the Green Line project after a city council committee meeting discussed the various alignment options through the Beltline. Today’s meeting of the SPC on Transportation and Transit heard feedback from […]

Press Release – Green Line Funding Announcement Applauded

Green Line Funding Announcement Applauded Calgary, Alberta – December 3, 2016 Today’s joint funding announcement by the federal and provincial governments was welcome news for proponents of Calgary’s Green Line LRT. The new funding will play a critical role in allowing the City of Calgary to complete the planning, land acquisition and engineering work required […]

Train In Ten Funding Challenge

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  On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the LRT on the Green Foundation issued our “Train in Ten” funding challenge to the Alberta Government. If successful, it would have the Alberta Government match the $1.53 billion funding commitments made towards the Green Line by the City of Calgary and the federal government over a ten year […]

Press Release – “Deliver the Train in Ten” Challenge

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Group Challenges Alberta Government to ‘Deliver the Train in Ten’ Calgary, Alberta – October 27, 2016 With a provincial funding contribution for Calgary’s Green Line LRT still in doubt after last week’s State of the Province Address by Premier Rachel Notley, a Calgary advocacy group is offering a proposed solution and challenging the Alberta Government […]

Press Release – Council Approves Green Line Downtown Link

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  Council Approves Green Line Downtown Link Calgary, Alberta – October 04, 2016 Calgarians are an important step closer to riding the rails on the Green Line after a historic vote at today’s meeting of City Council that approved, in principle, how to link the northern and southern segments of the LRT line through the […]

Press Release – Council to Vote on Green Line Link

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Council To Vote On Green Line Link Calgary, Alberta – September 30, 2016 A historic vote at Monday’s meeting of City Council could put the Green Line on the express track to construction with a decision being made on how to link the northern and southern segments of the LRT line through the downtown core. […]

Transit Report Points to Significant Financial Benefits of Provincial Support

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Press Release Transit Report Points to Significant Financial Benefits of Provincial Support Funding the project completely would reduce long-term borrowing losses Calgary, Alberta – December 10, 2015 – A new report from Calgary Transit lists some of the potential financial costs a delayed provincial funding decision would have on the Green Line LRT project. With […]