Transit

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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