Seizing the Day
Public transit is a part of everyday life. Having access to an affordable mode of transit allows people to get to jobs, medical appointment, run errands and socialize. We need to ensure options exist for all Edmontonians. Transit options need to take into account time, cost and availability.
None of these things can be addressed by the city alone. Instead, strong cooperation and collaboration with provincial and federal governments is required for changes in transit systems.
Over 100,000 people ride public transit daily in Edmonton.
What’s Happening Now
What’s Coming Up
Accessibility & Cost
The Ride Transit program was recently awarded operational funding from the Government of Alberta, providing for a subsidized transit pass on ETS. Goals have been met for DATS service performance and more. But with costs rising elsewhere and pressures on routes, the spotlight needs to remain on how to make our public transit system as accessible and affordable as possible.
In non-peak hours, ridership is lower and access to transit can be challenging from certain parts of city. This leaves shift-workers in vulnerable positions.
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