For Immediate Release / August 28, 2020
Nakî Transit Centre & Park and Ride Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
City’s newest facility set to become operational on August 30
After years of preparation and planning, a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration held on August 27, 2020 marked the ceremonial opening of the Nakî Transit Centre & Park and Ride – a $30 million priority project for St. Albert Transit.
Mayor Cathy Heron, along with Councillors Wes Brodhead, Jacquie Hansen and Ken MacKay from the City of St. Albert hosted the Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity, the Honourable Dale Nally, Métis and First Nations representatives, as well as other distinguished guests at the new facility, which is located at 15520 Campbell Road.
“We are extremely grateful to the Province for $20 million in grant funding from the ‘Green Trip’ incentive program, which combined with the City of St. Albert’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding of $10 million, allowed this project to proceed,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “This new facility helps position St. Albert as an economically vibrant community, as building integrated transportation systems is critical in meeting both the short and long-term needs of residents.”
With recognizable pronunciations of “naw-ki” or “naw-gee”, and translated from Cree and Michif languages meaning “stop” or “stop here,” the Nakî Transit Centre & Park and Ride is an 800-stall parking lot and transit station. It will not only facilitate quick and easy movement between St. Albert, Edmonton and the rest of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, but also serve as an integral part of the long-term vision of bringing Light Rail Transit to St. Albert.
The Nakî Transit Centre & Park and Ride, which will replace the existing Village Transit Station on Grange Drive, will be operational for public use on August 30.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was recorded and will be posted on the Nakî Transit Centre & Park and Ride web page on the week of August 31. Event organizers and participants took steps to ensure physical distancing requirements were met.
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Last edited: August 28, 2020