Calgary should focus on BRT instead of LRT in light of Green Line uncertainty: councillors

Several Calgary city councillors say in light of continued uncertainty around the Green Line LRT expansion, the city should shift its focus to expanding the Bus Rapid Transit system instead.

Following the UCP’s first budget, tabled two weeks ago, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the future of the Green Line was “in jeopardy,” but that’s not where the troubles started with the contentious infrastructure project.

The new CTrain route was meant to provide better access in the city’s north heading south, but the plans have been altered and the Phase 1 route shortened. Then with the latest budget, the money coming from the province was significantly reduced, putting further stress on the situation.

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