Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – The city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan has announced a new transit centre and the addition of a low-floor bus to the city’s fleet. The improvements were partially funded with proceeds from the Gas Tax Fund.
“This new facility and these buses are what the people of Prince Albert need to keep moving forward,” said Darryl Hickie, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Working together with our federal and municipal partners through programs like the Public Transit Fund has helped us take the initiative on improved public transportation that Prince Albert residents need.”
The new Central Transit Transfer Terminal includes a large island with benches and shelters. Lighting has been increased and crosswalks, bicycle racks, bicycle lockers, and refreshment and ticket kiosks will also be added.
The government of Canada provided $1.5 million through the province to the city to build the transit centre and purchase the bus. The funding included $858,831 through the Public Transit Capital Trust 2008; $258,497 through the Public Transit Fund; and $300,000 under the Gas Tax Fund.