New Park and Ride Set to Open in St. Albert

With funding from the Albertan government, St. Albert is opening a $30 million facility.

Budget 2018 is now seeing a major project coming to the City of St. Albert.

In the most recent budget, the Alberta government tagged $1.5 billion over the next five years to help municipalities continue building accessible, affordable public transit.

As part of this, the province is funding a $30 million facility in St. Albert through GreenTRIP and Municipal Sustainability Initiative. GreenTRIP is contributing $20 million and $10 million from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.

The facility will improve regional transit service, which will allow commuters to leave their cars behind to use public transit on their way to work. The facility will include a transit transfer station and parking for 800 vehicles. It will be located at Campbell Road and Anthony Henday Drive.

In their application, the City of St. Albert estimated the ridership would contribute to a reduction of 2,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. The facility is also planned to be the future terminus of the Edmonton Transit Metro LRT line.

Construction is expected to begin in May 2018, with completion set for 2019.

-MU

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