'The future of public transit': Edmonton on board to buy 40 electric buses

Clean-running electric buses represent "the future of public transit," Mayor Don Iveson said Friday as he helped announce funding that will put 40 of the green vehicles on Edmonton's streets.

Iveson joined federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason at a bus garage in southwest Edmonton to announce $43 million in funding for the project.

The federal government is providing $21.5 million through its public transit infrastructure fund. The province is contributing $10.8 million through its GreenTRIP program. The city is also providing $10.8 million.

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Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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