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A sign on a door reading "Public Washroom Closed: Temporarily Out of Service until further notice
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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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Passengers sitting inside an Edmonton LRT car
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Transit head celebrates recovering ridership, calls for sheltering solutions

Edmonton's transit ridership has reached 69% of pre-pandemic levels, a recovery that is outpacing Toronto's and is on par with Vancouver's, says Carrie Hotton-MacDonald, branch manager for the Edmonton Transit Service.

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A light rail vehicle running along 102 Avenue downtown
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Coming up at council: March 21-25, 2022

Last week's city council meeting will continue on March 22, and there are three committee meetings scheduled for this week: community and public services committee on March 21, executive committee on March 23, and utility committee on March 25. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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A render of the proposed 122 Street Medium-Rise Apartment
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Coming up at council: March 14-18, 2022

City council meets on March 14 with a continuation on March 16, plus there is a city council public hearing on March 15 as well as the city manager and city auditor performance evaluation committee. Audit committee will meet on March 18. Here are some of the key items on the agenda this week.

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A chart showing the growth of weekly on-demand transit boardings from April 26 to Nov. 22, 2021
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On-demand transit seems to be catching on

An interim review of the bus network redesign shows growing use of on-demand transit since it was introduced last April to mitigate a decrease in regular service to parts of the city.

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Andrew Knack in a blue suit, taking the oath, and Erin Rutherford in a purple blazer, speaking to an array of media microphones
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Meet the councillors: Andrew Knack and Erin Rutherford to tackle transportation

The latest episode of Speaking Municipally hears from the dean of the current council and a newcomer about their plans for the next four years.

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Keren Tang and Ashley Salvador take the oath at City Hall
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Meet the councillors: Keren Tang and Ashley Salvador identify key priorities as they begin their terms

Speaking Municipally hears from Keren Tang of Karhiio and Ashley Salvador of Métis about who they are and what they want to focus on in this term.

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Park and ride in Edmonton
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Transportation priorities approved for Edmonton region

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) has identified highway widening, park and ride, and consolidating the region's transit networks among its top transportation priorities in 2021.

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'Public education is the key': Advisory board recommends ETS improve communication
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'Public education is the key': Advisory board recommends ETS improve communication

Two reports from a citizen-led advisory board say Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) should improve its communication with the public to make the city's transit system more inclusive, safe, and accessible.

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