City of Calgary Celebrates Groundbreaking on Bus Storage and Transit Facility
The City of Calgary today celebrated a groundbreaking event for the Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility. The new facility will provide storage and maintenance space for Calgary Transit’s new fleet of CNG buses as well as diesel buses that are currently stored outside the City’s other bus garages. The complex will be capable of housing a minimum of 424 buses, 36 maintenance bays, two steam cleaning bays, as well as on-site CNG fueling infrastructure.
“I’m excited about the economic impact the construction of this facility will bring to the city, and the permanent jobs created with the operation and maintenance of this bus storage and transit facility,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
Located in the Stoney industrial area in north-central Calgary, it initially provides diesel bus operations, recognizing the transition period needed to introduce CNG buses into Transit’s fleet.
Capital cost for this project is approximately $174 million. The Federal Government, through PPP Canada, has committed to an investment of up to $48.4 million towards the construction of this facility. The City has signed a fixed price agreement with Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP to design, build, finance and maintain the Stoney Transit Facility. Earth work construction has started with the completion of the facility scheduled for early 2019.