Trans Mountain and Yellowhead County have signed a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $140,000 investment in a new pump track for the Hamlet of Robb.

“We share the love of outdoor recreation and are committed to providing local and direct benefits in communities the Project may impact during construction. With this agreement we are looking to add to the investment we are making to Yellowhead County and are proud to fund a project that will leave a lasting legacy for families to enjoy,” says Siobhan Vinish, Vice President, Public Affairs, Trans Mountain Corporation.

The pump track will be an important new gathering spot for the community and will be built in the park next to the Robb Multiplex, outdoor ice rink, playground and gazebo. From mountain bikes and scooters, to BMXs and skateboards, the asphalt track will be a playground for all wheels and provide a challenging and fun activity for all users and levels. Council reviewed the terms of the initial Agreement, signed in 2015, and determined that this project reflects the current needs of the County.

Sample Imagery: Wildwood Pump Track Site Photo (Robb Pump Track to be similar but designed specifically for the site).

“We’re excited to partner with Trans Mountain to build a pump track for the Hamlet of Robb to join our Yellowhead County Pump Track Series, which will create exciting new riding opportunities in the area. It’s great when a company gives back to the community they’re working in and this will be an important new amenity for the families that live here,” says Yellowhead County Mayor Jim Eglinski.

Trans Mountain values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor that span over our 65-year history. We have signed Community Benefit Agreements along 95 per cent of the pipeline route, which help with initiatives from education and training opportunities, to investing in infrastructure and park and trail improvement projects. The funds help to compensate for public inconvenience and temporary disruption caused in the route communities during construction.

Yellowhead County is part of Trans Mountain’s Yellowhead construction area that begins west of Edmonton and includes about 285 kilometres of pipeline and four pump stations. Trans Mountain began construction at three of our pump stations in this area in October 2019 and pipeline construction began in December 2019. At peak construction, approximately 800 people are expected to be working in the region by the end of 2020.