Whistler’s B.C. Transit fleet is getting an upgrade.
Three levels of government are pumping $3-million dollars into the system to fund a new natural gas compressor and fueling station, to support buses using the cleaner burning fuel.
Ottawa is kicking in $1.6-million, with Victoria putting in $1-million, and Whistler picking up the rest.
The federal cash is a part of Ottawa’s ambitious $120-billion infrastructure plan. B.C. is expected to get about a billion of that for transportation upgrades.
In a release, the Ministry of Transportation says the move will “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will also position Whistler to meet future demands for increased ridership and improve operational efficiency.”
The money follows other recent commitments which will allow passengers to track transit in real-time due to to GPS upgrades on local buses.
The resort received a significant dump of snow recently, with ski season expected to start earlier than anticipated.