Recent stories about transit

Hands that appear to belong to an older woman point to the phrase "Circle of Friends" with several dot stickers under it.
city council homelessness

On the agenda: Homelessness, renaming, and Ride Transit

This week, council committees will discuss an updated plan to end homelessness, recommendations from the city's naming committee, and a growing budget shortfall for the Ride Transit program.

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A person wearing a suit looks at a person wearing a suit who is speaking to an audience.
city council budget

Robar says he's keen to help city understand costs

Edmonton's interim city manager Eddie Robar told the hosts of Episode 262 of Speaking Municipally that he doesn't plan to merely warm the seat while city council looks for a permanent replacement for Andre Corbould, who resigned in March.

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A photo that shows an LRT running beside a tall residential building in Edmonton
housing transit

As Ottawa pushes for density near transit, research shows Edmonton has challenges

The federal government's recent push for cities to change rules that have limited dense housing near high-frequency transit has underlined new research, which shows Edmonton has not added population in many of these areas for decades.

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Garbage at an entrance to Central LRT station in downtown Edmonton.
city council business

On the agenda: Night mayor, lights for bikes, cleaning the core

This week, councillors are set to discuss a nighttime economy strategy, upgrades for lights on active transportation routes, and enhanced cleaning services in the core.

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An Edwardian Classical style building at the corner of an intersection, with a clock tower on top
city council region

Calls for public engagement: downtown, BRT, Old Strathcona public realm

Here are opportunities to help inform city planning for downtown, bus-based mass transit, and the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy.

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An On Demand Transit bus in downtown Edmonton.
city council downtown

On the agenda: Downtown residential, permitting parking, transit changes

This week's agenda includes a discussion of downtown construction incentives, a program to address non-compliant surface parking lots, and upcoming changes to the transit network.

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A toddler wearing a blue puffy coat presses a button to unsuccessfully make a shelter door open on the Valley Line LRT system.
city council transit

Valley Line shelters give riders cold shoulder

Passengers on Edmonton's months-old $1.8 billion Valley Line LRT system have not been able to use many of the heated and accessible shelters at stations, features that have "never worked properly from day one," according to one observer.

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A picture of an Edmonton Transit Service ticket machine. The screen says "Press any button to START".
technology city council

MovEd targets inefficient public services with hackathon

When Mykola Holovetskyi tried to board an Edmonton Transit Service bus for the first time, the recent newcomer from Ukraine didn't have cash or an Arc card but instead only his credit card on his phone. What happened next prompted a big idea.

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A hydrogen bus parked in a lot.
technology region

Hydrogen bus pilot finds hiccups and fixes

The players behind a pilot of hydrogen buses in Edmonton and Strathcona County have used sandbags to replicate passengers and consulted with experts to expose and resolve any future challenges that the low-carbon technology has.

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