The Fort's transit service just got a $3.4 million upgrade.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open the new Park and Ride on Tuesday (May 1). Guest speakers included Alberta’s Minister of Transportation Brian Mason, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood and mayor Gale Katchur.
”Fort Saskatchewan is a growing and vibrant community and this Park and Ride facility is an important feature for any modern, urban city like ours. Public transportation provides our residents with a vital connection throughout our community and to the City of Edmonton via the commuter service provided by Edmonton Transit,” said Katchur.
Littlewood told the crowd that she utilizes the bus service.
“Because taking the bus isn’t just for people who can’t afford to drive a car. A bus is meant to increase accessibility for everyone, to be able to commute with the rest of their community whether its for work, for seniors trying to get to appointments, it is a cheaper option then taking a taxi," said Littlewood.
She noted the windy day was a reason why the new Park and Ride is necessary as it will allow people to actually use the facilities of transit all year-round.
“This project is just one example of how our transit investments are making life better for Albertans by providing accessible transportation options, helping people spend less time stuck in traffic on our roads and reducing harmful emissions,” said Alberta’s transportation minister Brian Mason.
The Park and Ride has parking for 300 vehicles and the shelter can hold roughly 50 people. There is also a heated bus shelter. This facility has environmentally green features such as solar panels, recycled asphalt and bicycle parking.
FST routes 582 and 583 will use this Park and Ride along with commuter route 580 that goes to the Clareview LRT Station.
The project was funded with $1.2 million from the provincial municipal sustainability initiative grant funding and $2.2 million came from the provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (Green TRIP).
This was completed in conjunction with the new Taurus Field high performance field, to share construction costs and provide parking for both.
The Park and Ride is located southwest of the DCC across from the RCMP station.

parkandride1Delegates cut the ribbon on May 1.

parkandride3The Fort's new Park and Ride terminal.

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