The Fort is getting a chunk of cash from the government.
Minister of infrastructure and communities, Amarjeet Sohi and Alberta infrastructure minister Sandra Jansen, signed a bilateral agreement (Apr.3) to provide over $3.3 billion through their Investing in Canada plan, over the next ten years.
Fort Saskatchewan will receive $278,991 in funding for new urban transit networks and service extensions.
This announcement will aid the province’s 2018 Capital Plan that has committed $26.6 billion to priority infrastructure projects over the next five years.
“This investment in Fort Saskatchewan represents a future where everyone has access to transportation, no matter your income level, age, physical mobility, or where you choose to work and play,” said Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood. “Mobility for every person means we all have the chance to take an active role in our community. We are grateful to both the provincial and federal government, recognizing what is possible when we leverage resources together for public transportation.”
Investing in infrastructure will allow for economic growth, to build communities and support a low carbon and green economy.
The Investing in Canada Plan will see over $180 billion invested over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, rural and northern communities, trade and transportation routes by the federal government.

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