The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, and His Worship Blaine Hyggen, Mayor of Lethbridge, announced a joint investment of $134,813 to support planning work for the full transition of the city’s transit fleet to zero-emission buses.
This investment in the creation of an Implementation Roadmap will help the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future while providing an affordable way for residents to get to where they need to go. The study will assess the benefits, risks and constraints associated with the transition to a zero-emission fleet and help build modern, reliable public transportation services for the residents of Lethbridge.
“Our mission to electrify public transit is one that will benefit Canadians, industry, and the environment. This investment will help Lethbridge introduce net-zero buses that will lower greenhouse gas emissions, while also providing efficient and cost-effective transport that will serve Alberta for years to come. Our government will continue to work with municipalities and provinces to deliver sustainable transit solutions from coast to coast to coast,” said The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages.
“On behalf of Lethbridge City Council, I am very pleased that our project application is being largely supported through grant funding by Infrastructure Canada,” added Blaine Hyggen, Mayor of Lethbridge. “Our Transit fleet will be a significant component as we collectively strive towards a greener future with sustainable energy use. With this grant funding, we will be able to create an Implementation Roadmap outlining a full transition of having zero emission buses which will be a huge step forward for Lethbridge.”