Canadian Government Buys New Equipment For Vancouver SkyTrain, West Coast Express

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Canadian government is spending more than $370 million on transit projects in British Columbia, including expansion of subway and light rail projects in and around Vancouver. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Vancouver last week to announce the investments, which are part of an effort to invest in transit and infrastructure across the country.

Local and provincial governments are contributing more than $370 million, bringing the total investment to $740 million.

The money will pay for the planning and design of a Vancouver SkyTrain extension, 50 new SkyTrain cars, a light rail line in Surrey, B.C., and new cars for West Coast Express.

Trudeau promised big infrastructure investments during his 2015 campaign for Prime Minister. During his remarks in Vancouver last week, Trudeau noted that many transit projects have been underfunded in recent years.

“We are not in the business of making announcements for political capital without delivering on them,” he said, CBC News reported. “We are in the business of delivering.”

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