Office of the Premier

New investments to improve public transit for British Columbia

Print

Office of the Premier

New investments to improve public transit for British Columbia

Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Press Secretary,
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Media Relations
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-8241
Prime Minister's Office
Media Relations
media@pmo-cpm.gc.ca
pm.gc.ca/eng/media
613 957-5555
(flickr.com)
Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Press Secretary,
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Media Relations
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-8241
Prime Minister's Office
Media Relations
media@pmo-cpm.gc.ca
pm.gc.ca/eng/media
613 957-5555

Backgrounders

Facts about public transportation in British Columbia
  • In 2016, the Government of Canada launched the biggest infrastructure plan in Canadian history. Since then, the government has invested in thousands of infrastructure projects to expand highways, build new roads and make travelling safer and easier for Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
  • The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia are each contributing approximately $31 million towards the purchase of the new buses and municipalities are investing more than $16 million.
  • In addition to the 106 new buses announced in November 2018, this investment will provide thousands of new seats to meet the growing public transit needs of British Columbia.
  • The federal investment for this project is provided through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream. Additional funding will be provided by British Columbia and municipalities. 
  • The Public Transit Infrastructure Stream is part of the Investing in Canada Plan, through which the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green and social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Of this amount, $28.7 billion is for public transit projects, including $5 billion available for investments through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Through its Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada has invested over $2.4 billion in more than 40 public transit projects in British Columbia.
  • The transportation sector accounts for 25% of Canada’s emissions. Investments in public transit help improve commuting, reduce air pollution, strengthen communities and grow the Canadian economy.

Connect with the Office of the Premier

Photos

View the Office of the Premier's latest photos on Flickr.

Videos

Watch the Office of the Premier's latest videos on YouTube.

Sound Bites

Listen to the Office of the Premier's latest audio clips on SoundCloud.

View all Social Media