BC Transit Bus Lane
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Last month the federal government announced it will provide British Columbia with $460 million in funding, meeting up to 50% of the cost of eligible transit projects.

Today, the government announced what will be funded and how much money will be allocated. The plans cover 11 projects, including funding for three Greater Victoria projects totalling $25 million.

  • $10 million extension of Douglas Street bus lane – Tolmie to McKenzie interchange project. The federal Government will kick in 5.4 million with the provincial funding 4.6 million of the 10 million dollar project.
  • $5 million construction of a new Glanford Transit Depot and Maintenance Facility. The federal Government will provide 2.5 million with the provincial funding 1.6 million.
  • $11 million seismic upgrades to two Victoria Regional Transit System operations and maintenance facilities (Victoria and Langford).The province will invest $11.8 million in bus technology enhancements, including: equipping buses with closed circuit TV, automatic passenger counters and real-time location and operating information that will help “improve transit operating efficiencies and service levels for transit users.”Click here to see the full list of projects.

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  1. Lol, so 2 of the 3 Victoria projects are actually new construction for BC Transit properties and don’t help the rate payers/ridership at all.



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