This new funding will focus on public transit, green infrastructure, recreational and cultural infrastructure, and rural and northern communities.
This marks the fifth and sixth new long-term infrastructure agreement the federal government has signed with provincial and territorial partners.
Over half of the 10-year funding in B.C. is for public transit ($2,691,101,894). The maximum transit allocations include $2.2B for Translink and $468.7 million for BC Transit.
The green infrastructure portion totals $1,115,494,721 supporting climate change and climate-related disaster mitigation, and to ensure clean air and safe drinking water. This includes $212.3 million already committed to the Lion’s Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant in North Vancouver.
A little over $157 million is committed to community, culture and recreation infrastructure, and $166 million goes towards projects that improve the quality of life in rural and northern communities.
In Alberta, $2,096,548,228 will go towards new urban transit networks and service extensions ($1B to Calgary, $879M to Edmonton), $1B towards green infrastructure, $140 million towards community, culture and recreation infrastructure, and $160 million to support projects in rural and northern communities.