Recent stories about transit

The words "Hey, are you okay?" surrounding a man in front of a dark background
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Podcast questions timing of bystander-awareness campaign for transit

The City of Edmonton launched its One Strong Voice bystander awareness campaign for transit on April 5, but "it didn't really hit the mark," says Episode 215 of Speaking Municipally.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad the reads "Corona Hotel, Attractive Rates, Two Blocks East C.P.R. Depot, It's New — It's Modern"
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A moment in history: April 12, 1947

On this day 76 years ago, the rebuilt Corona Hotel was advertising for guests. Most are probably familiar with Edmonton's Corona LRT station, but not all know where that particular stop's name comes from.

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An LRT train at Century Park station
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On the agenda: Encampments, development, and LRT

After the Easter long weekend, community and public services committee will meet on April 11, urban planning committee will meet on April 12, and executive committee will meet on April 14. There's also a non-regular city council meeting scheduled for the evening of April 12.

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Carrie Hotton-MacDonald stands at a podium. Behind her is a bus decorated for Pride month, with bullet points reading "Public transit is making our city more inclusive; a critical lever to reduce poverty; reducing social isolation; creating economic outcomes; generating positive health outcomes; about climate action
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Boost to off-peak transit service promised by September

A promised increase to off-peak service in Edmonton's transit system is slated to roll out by this September across nine different routes.

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Podcast questions success of on-demand transit in Edmonton

Edmonton Transit says On Demand Transit has been a success, with increasing ridership and recent funding support from city council, but Episode 214 of Speaking Municipally questioned that conclusion.

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People boarding and disembarking an LRT train at Health Sciences/Jubilee station
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On the agenda: A new park, esports, and transit safety

This week, there's a public hearing on April 3 and a city council meeting on April 4, with a continuation scheduled for April 5 if required.

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An infographic illustrating where in the process testing is for the Valley Line Southeast LRT
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Valley Line Southeast LRT testing reaches "warm-up" phase

Testing for the Valley Line Southeast LRT has now reached the "warm-up" phase, which means more trains are running along the tracks, TransEd has announced.

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Three members of the Community Outreach Transit Team wearing masks and uniforms in an LRT station
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On the agenda: Transit safety, community revitalization levies, and the Edmonton Research Park

This week, community and public services committee will meet on March 20, urban planning committee meets on March 21, and executive committee will meet on March 22. Recruitment for various boards and committees continues with a non-regular meeting of community and public services committee on March 24.

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An Edmonton Transit Service LRT train on street-level tracks in downtown Edmonton on a blue-sky day in late winter
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Transit Camp aims to mobilize bus and LRT champions

A city councillor is hoping to create a sense of community for Edmonton's transit users by convening Transit Camp, a day-long exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing public transportation.

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