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Calgary Close to Going Regional With Transit

This summer, the provincial government announced a $2 billion public transit fund focused on regional co-operation. Thousands of commuters from bedroom communities around Calgary could benefit from the infrastructure.

"With thousands of residents from outlying centres using Calgary's roads or transit every day, some municipal officials suggest bedroom communities should contribute toward the city's growing infrastructure costs.

'Calgary already picks up a disproportionate share -- for example, 12 to 15 per cent of our transit users live outside the City of Calgary,' Mayor Dave Bronconnier has said. 'That is being picked up by Calgary taxpayers.'

This summer, the provincial government announced a$2-billion public transit fund focused on regional co-operation.

The plan will be aimed at building public transit infrastructure, including projects such as buying new buses and trains, building regional transit and buying land for rail corridors."

Full Story: Stars 'lining up' for regional transit network

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