July 7th, 2021 - Calgary Alliance Applauds Green Line Approval by Province, Government of Canada
Calgary Alliance Applauds Green Line Approval by Province, Government of Canada
Calgary, AB - The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good applauds the provincial and federal governments for moving forward in their reviews of the business case from the City of Calgary.
The Green Line has been in the planning stages, in one form or another, since the 1980s.
Building the Green Line LRT means 20,000 jobs, a removal of 30,000 tons of greenhouse gases, and thousands of Calgarians finally being connected by rail from underserved parts of the city.
Once fully built, 250,000 Calgarians will finally live within a 15-minute bus trip of the Green Line alignment.
The Calgary Alliance has been advocating for this transit project since early 2020.
Through a press release from the Government of Alberta this afternoon, and then followed by an announcement in Calgary by the Prime Minister of Canada alongside Mayor Naheed Nenshi, this project has had all three of its partners confirmed once again to build this critical city-building project.
According to the announcement, the construction of Phase 1 of the Green Line will start this fall in downtown Calgary.
"The Green Line is an essential project for our city, and it needs to start now. The Green Line means employment for the carpenter seeking a job in construction, engineers in the planning and building of the line, and good jobs for those who connect our city together as City of Calgary employees. We desperately need this huge infrastructure project during this major economic downturn. These jobs are critical to Calgary's recovery and to Calgary families."
President of Calgary Unitarians
"The first thing I think about is the thousands of people who are out of work right now in Calgary. This Green Line will mean 20,000 people will get the jobs they need to support their families because we are finally going ahead with this project."
"I also think of the heat dome that we just been through as a city. The Green Line means that there will be 30,000 less tons of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere. That is a good beginning to do our part to address climate change."
Ryan Andersen, Lead Organizer,
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good
Jane Ebbern, President of Calgary Unitarians
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Ryan Andersen, Lead Organizer, Calgary Alliance for the Common Good
EMAIL: [email protected]
CELL: (403) 993-7123
About the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good:
The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is a non-partisan, non-profit alliance of 31 community, labour, faith, education, ethnocultural, and non-profit groups representing 35,000 Calgarians. These organizations have come together to help shape a just and compassionate Calgary.
Learn more about us at https://www.calgarycommongood.org/about_us.