Alberta's NDP response to Question 10

Question: Would your party support a new financial framework that provides the large cities the capacity and long term predictable funding sources to build major transit infrastructure?

Answer: The NDP will increase funding for GreenTRIP and we are committed to providing stable, long-term funding for municipal infrastructure so proper planning and commitment can be achieved rather than work happening in stop-and-start increments and high uncertainty. We recognize the need for a new financial framework for municipalities and are willing to work towards such a framework with our municipal partners.

The NDP sees good public transportation as one of the most valuable tools a municipality has to operate in an environmentally way, to better serve the quality of life of all citizens, and to reduce pressure for urban sprawl. In particular the NDP recognizes the importance of moving more quickly on major urban transportation initiatives such as LRT in Calgary

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