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22.7.14

BUSES PURCHASE * Canada

* Alberta - Big bus purchases on the horizon

(Photo: A NYC Transit paratransit bus)
Lethbridge,Alberta,CAN -The Lethbridge Herald, by Nick Kuhl -July 22, 2014: -- Lethbridge Transit could be getting 25 replacement city buses and 36 new Access-A-Ride buses in the next 10 years, if funding by the province’s GreenTRIP grant program is approved... In order for an application to be considered at the Alberta level, the municipality has to support it – which city council did unanimously Monday afternoon... The capital cost of the replacement buses would be $22.9 million. The province would cover 66.66 per cent of the funding, with the city providing the additional 33.33 per cent through the Federal Gas Tax Fund, said transit manager Audra McKinley... She said the province has made a significant contribution to improving transit and no additional operating budget would be required for the replacements...

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