Plans for Calgary’s Green Line transit upgrade just keep changing! First, Council didn’t do their due diligence on the cost of the project and as a result, the city will end up paying $4.65B for half the line when the original estimate for the whole project was $4.5B.
Also, the first phase of the project will provide service to people that already have a relatively easy time commuting into the downtown core.
Watch as I speak with CPC MP for Calgary Nose Hill Michelle Rempel about this project and what it means for Calgary commuters.
Alberta’s NDP government says they backed this project because it would take more cars off the road, which clearly isn’t the case.
There is no carbon tax fund, and Calgarians have been waiting too long for efficient transit service.
This project has clearly gone off the rails since original funding from the former Conservatives was granted and Rempel says the City and the Alberta government have a lot of explaining to do.