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Elected officials from the Edmonton region hold up Arc cards in front of three buses
News

Electronic fare payments come to transit in the Edmonton region

Transit riders in the Edmonton region can now use Arc, the new electronic fare payment system that has been in the works for nearly two decades.

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Passengers embarking and disembarking from an ETS bus marked "Charter" near Churchill Square
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Express bus from airport to downtown seen as business boost

An express bus from the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to downtown could become a reality if city council approves the idea during the upcoming 2023-2026 budget deliberations.

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A map showing the phase one plan for the regional transit service proposed by EMTSC
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Regional transit takes another step forward with Edmonton's continued support

Edmonton city council voted 10-3 this week to support the Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Service Commission phase one service plan that will see 11 routes across the region launch in the spring.

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Cover art for Speaking Municipally, featuring a cartoon turnip in front of Edmonton's City Hall
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Speaking Municipally ponders what to do about regional transit

Episode 189 of Speaking Municipally looks ahead to what city council might do about regional transit after executive committee made no recommendation on whether to spend at least $7.2 million annually on the Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Services Commission's service plan.

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The view through a bus windshield of the grain elevator and highway through Spruce Grove
News

Survey shows metro area residents support regional transit. Now what?

Plans to amalgamate several Edmonton-area municipal transit systems into a single regional system have popular support, a survey suggests.

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A transit peace officer with the words "Community Outreach" on his back, beside a worker from Bent Arrow with an Edmonton Transit bus in the background
News

Bylaw amendment latest in flurry of actions to address transit safety

An amendment giving bylaw and peace officers more authority to remove people from the transit system for loitering or using drugs is the latest action in a series of efforts aimed at curtailing crime and perceived threats to safety downtown through law enforcement.

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A screenshot of a video of Andre Corbould at a podium
News

Transit property 'not a safe place for one to take drugs': city manager

A proposed amendment to the bylaw governing the conduct of transit passengers is not intended to re-criminalize loitering, says city manager Andre Corbould.

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Tyler Shandro stands in a suit in front of an LRT station, holding papers
News

Return of loitering bylaw looms amid response to transit safety concerns

A proposed bylaw amendment beefs up the definition of "inappropriate behaviours" on Edmonton Transit Service property in an effort to improve both safety and the perception of such on the transit system.

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A sign on a door reading "Public Washroom Closed: Temporarily Out of Service until further notice
News

Closing washrooms regrettable but necessary for now, says transit boss

Frustration with the closure of public washrooms in transit stations is understandable, but it's a necessary and temporary measure in light of the number of overdoses in these spaces, says the head of Edmonton Transit.

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