A petition against the southwest transit way has been ruled invalid by the city.
The group Ready To Engage, which has been a thorn in the side of Mayor Naheed Nenshi, presented a petition to the city clerks department.
While saying it supports Calgary Transit, it argues the southwest BRT project has a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to cost, design and environmental issues and wants council to reconsider.
The city has ruled the petition invalid saying the group required more than 123,000 signatures to be considered, 10% of the city population, even though the project is focused on the South West.
The petition gathered 3,400 signatures and nearly a third were removed for missing information.
Meantime, the issue will heat up on Wednesday when an updated budget is presented to the transportation committee and there the public can have a say on the matter.
A report made public on Friday showed the southwest project will actually cost more than originally thought.
And while the city says the cost can be absorbed by shifting money around in the entire BRT project (there are four areas), Mayor Naheed Nenshi joined councillors Diane Colley-Urquhart and Brian Pincott in releasing a statement.
They say they have several questions that need answers, saying they are concerned with the latest revelation.