Speaking Municipally: Episode 133

Speaking Municipally: Episode 133

· The Pulse
By Mack Male

In Episode 133 of Speaking Municipally, hosts Troy Pavlek and Mack Male talk about Arc, the new smart fare system rolling out this summer.

Arc is an electronic fare payment system for the Edmonton metropolitan region. The name "symbolizes forging a path between two points, much like how transit connects us to vital services, each other and our region," said Carrie Hotton-MacDonald, branch manager of Edmonton Transit Service (ETS).

An Arc pilot will run in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Strathcona County from early July until Aug. 31 for adult regular fare users, U-Pass students, and transit staff across the region. You must sign up to participate in the pilot.

Arc cards should be available for purchase when phase one launches in the fall. Phase two, which will include youth, seniors, DATS riders, and others, will start in 2022.

Watch for the new myarc.ca website launching later this summer for more information.

Photo: Arc fare payment system illustration. (City of Edmonton)