Funding announced for Calgary CNG Transit Bus Garage P3

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Funding announced for Calgary CNG Transit Bus Garage P3

The Government of Canada and the city of Calgary have announced that P3 Canada Fund will help fund the Stoney CNG Transit Bus Garage PPP project in Alberta, Canada.

Through the P3 Canada Fund, the Government of Canada will provide an investment of up to $48.4 million toward the construction of the facility.

The project involves the development of a indoor vehicle storage with capacity to  accommodate of approximately 400 buses, 40 maintenance bays, two steam bays, on-site natural gas compression, and Compressed Natural Gas storage distribution infrastructure, and an administrative facilities.

The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) basis for a period of 30 years.

The project investment is estimated at CAD$274 million. A Request for Qualifications is scheduled for release in December 2014. The project is expected to be awarded by 2015 and to be operational by 2018.

Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast, stated:

Our Government is proud to see cities like Calgary adopting a modern and innovative approach to infrastructure development. The Stoney Compressed Natural Gas Bus Maintenance Facility is a forward-thinking project that will provide long-term value for Calgarians.

This CNG Transit Garage initiative responds to the following pressures on Calgary Transit's bus storage and maintenance capacity:

  • An existing shortfall of approximately 185 units of indoor transit bus storage capacity;
  • Growth in transit bus maintenance demands;
  • A projected 100% growth in the size of Calgary Transit's bus fleet in the next 30 years, from approximately 1,000 buses to 2,000+ buses; and
  • A critical requirement for CNG infrastructure required to store, fuel, and maintain CNG buses in larger numbers beyond the initial pilot fleet (CNG fuelled buses are not compatible with current facilities).

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