blog.mastermaq.ca
Edmonton's Valley Line LRT moves forward with commitment from the Province - MasterMaq.ca Blog
It was the announcement Edmonton was hoping for last Thursday when the Province unveiled its Budget 2014: money for southeast LRT extension to Mill Woods. Edmonton's Valley Line LRT is moving forward after the Province today made a commitment to provide up to $600 million to help finance the project. In a prepared statement, Premier Alison Redford said: "Alberta is preparing to welcome a million new residents over the next decade, many of whom will be choosing communities like Edmonton as their home. Our Building Alberta Plan is helping municipalities build public transit systems to accommodate growth and make it easier for Albertans of all ages and levels of mobility to get where they need to go." In stark contrast to his disappointment last Thursday, Mayor Don Iveson was understandably pleased with today's result, calling it "a momentous occasion": Valley line to SE #yeg is go. Got it in writing - thanks, #abgov! #happydoniveson #yeg4lrt #yegcc pic.twitter.com/WFr26WxE1v —