Submitted. Safe, modern and efficient public infrastructure ensures the well-being of British Columbia communities. The governments of Canada and British Columbia are committed to supporting infrastructure that helps get people to good-paying jobs and back to their families after a hard day’s work.
The Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, Jati Sidhu, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the MLA for Abbotsford West, Michael de Jong, were accompanied by the Mayor of Abbotsford, Henry Braun, and the Mayor of Mission, Randy Hawes, today, to announce the BC Transit projects that will benefit the Abbotsford and Mission communities.
For Abbotsford and Mission, this means the addition of modern buses with improved technology, including closed circuit TV to improve the safety of passengers and drivers, real-time information for accuracy and precision, and automatic passenger counters that will enable BC Transit to optimize service delivery based on gathered data.
Abbotsford and Mission are also set to receive a boost to transit infrastructure with a new and expanded Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility that will support a fleet of cleaner burning compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. The $28 million project will position Abbotsford and Mission to meet a growing demand for transit in addition to improving operational efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Today’s announcement follows the recent signature of a bilateral agreement with British Columbia that will result in more than $900 million being invested by the Government of Canada, British Columbia, and municipalities, in public transit projects across the province.