Alberta government announces it will match federal funding for transit

The Alberta government says it will match federal funding for municipal transportation across the province because a lot of revenue has been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier Jason Kenney told a news conference in Calgary that Alberta will contribute about $80 million to bring the combined provincial-federal support to $159 million.

Kenney said municipalities in the Calgary region are to receive $82.4 million.

Calgary Mayor Jyoti (joh-TEE’) Gondek said the funding will make help make up for the revenue city transit has lost.

She said it will also help the city move closer to bringing back critical bus routes.

The province is to announce how much funding Edmonton is to receive later today.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2022.

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