On Tuesday, the City of Medicine Hat, Alberta, cut the ribbon on its newly renovated transit and fleet services building in order to better serve its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses. In addition, the provincial government announced millions of dollars in funding to help the city buy and integrate new CNG buses.
According to a Medicine Hat News article, the Alberta government has awarded Medicine Hat over C$14 million under the GreenTRIP program. About $11 million of that will go toward 36 bus and paratransit bus replacements, and the remainder will go toward CNG infrastructure, public transit vehicles, passenger safety, and intelligent transportation systems. Notably, the GreenTRIP program also helped fund the city’s upgraded services building.
The report cites Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston as saying, “We’re really excited, and frankly, this was a bit of a surprise for us. It shows us that the province has recognized the leadership role the city has taken in converting our buses to CNG.”
The full report is available here.