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ETS bus ridership has returned to pre-pandemic levels based on average daily ridership in January 2023.

Edmonton bus ridership returns to pre-pandemic levels

Feb. 13, 2023
The city credits fare system upgrades, its bus system redesign, maintaining full service and pursuing additional enhancements as contributing to the steady growth in ridership...

Canadian Urban Transit Association honors winners at annual awards ceremony

From over 100 submissions, CUTA’s Awards Committee selected 20 winners who demonstrated the greatest impact within the communities they serve.
City of Edmonton
The city of Edmonton and Edmonton Transit Service will launch Canada's largest on-demand transit service in partnership with Via and PWTransit using 57 shuttles.
Shared Mobility

Edmonton preps to launch on-demand transit option

April 15, 2021
This will be Canada’s largest on-demand service with 57 shuttles serving 37 neighborhoods.
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Safety & Security

Edmonton to increase Transit Peace Officer deployment

March 22, 2021
While the move aims to enhance safety for all transit users, the city notes its security practices remain rooted in compassion and education.
Edmonton Transit Service
Please touch: ETS began installation of new push-plates made from compressed salt that have the look and feel of tile, but come with added germ fighting capabilities.
Safety & Security

ETS installs anti-microbial push-plates as part of six-month pilot program

Jan. 25, 2021
The push-plates have the look and feel of ceramic tile, but are made of compressed salt to neutralize germs.
One of 21 new electric buses that will enter service on Edmonton Transit Service's network in late summer.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Edmonton Transit Service unveils electric buses and new garages

July 24, 2020
The buses, which were manufactured by Proterra, each contain 660 kWh of onboard energy - the most energy storage on any 40-foot electric bus.
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Bus Builders, Components & Accessories

ETS installs operator safety doors

April 24, 2020
Installation of the Vapor International-supplied safety shields will be completed in Fall 2020.
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Safety & Security

Edmonton Transit Service installing retractable driver shields on entire bus fleet

Oct. 11, 2019
Installation began in early October and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.

21st Annual ETS Stuff A Bus Campaign

Nov. 24, 2015
Edmonton Transit System (ETS) representatives and campaign partners on Nov. 24, launched the 2015 ETS Stuff a Bus campaign. They’re calling on Edmontonians to help drive out hunger...

Three Major ETS Routes Upgraded with Smart Bus Technology

Oct. 15, 2015
Starting Oct. 18, ETS routes 8, 9 and 512 will have buses equipped with Smart Bus technology, which provides riders with real-time service information and enhanced security features...

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Arc will be available for Edmonton regional transit riders using adult fares on Nov. 21 with plans to expand the payment platform throughout 2023.
Fare Collection

Arc payment system will launch in the Edmonton area on Nov. 21

The account-based fare platform will feature fare capping and cover Edmonton’s regional transit partners.
City of Edmonton
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Safety & Security

Edmonton City Council adopts updated passenger conduct bylaw

June 9, 2022
The updated bylaw prohibits the visible use of illicit substances in transit spaces, which the city says will strengthen the existing rules.
City of Edmonton
Construction activities as part of the Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project; the project's contractor, Marigold Infrastructure Partners, celebrated the project's first full construction season.

Edmonton Valley Line West LRT celebrates first construction season

May 31, 2022
The extension’s contractor continues to progress early works and is starting major work on the line’s two elevated stations.
City of Edmonton
Members of the Community Outreach Transit Team
Safety & Security

Edmonton approves transit safety plan, includes expanded community outreach pilot

The plan takes a coordinated and integrated approach to safety and will deliver on an increase in social support.
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Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna with Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson at an event announcing the federal government will provide up to C$394.24 million to Phase 1 of the Capital Line South Extension.

Government of Canada to fund up to C$400 million to Edmonton’s Capital Line South extension

July 28, 2021
The federal government commitment comes slightly more than a month after the Edmonton City Council approved its own financial commitment to the project.
City of Edmonton
A Edmonton Transit Peace Officer insignia on the arm of a uniform.
Safety & Security

Edmonton and its partners continue efforts to boost safety of transit system

April 30, 2021
The city and its policing, transit and community outreach partners have developed several initiatives that will bring a collaborative approach to enhancing transit safety.
Edmonton Transit Service
ETS launched a new bus network, new on-demand service and opened a new transit center on April 25.

Edmonton Transit Service launches new transit options

April 26, 2021
New bus routes and a new on-demand transit service began on April 25 and ETS says they offer riders a more integrated mobility system.
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Planning for Recovery

March 23, 2021
The transit industry has been operating in crisis mode for a full year and is arming itself with strengthened resolve, detailed plans and strategic investments to forge a clearer...
Edmonton Transit Service
An image from a 2017 safety campaign. ETS' focus on promoting safety has resulted in a drop in criminal occurrences, as well as incidents labeled as mischief.
Safety & Security

ETS’ gender-based analysis delivers safety results in its first year

Nov. 11, 2020
Reporting has increased, while criminal occurrences have been reduced and the transit service is set to launch a new text alert feature.
City of Edmonton
Misericordia Station rendering for the Valley Line West.

Marigold Infrastructure Partners named preferred proponent of Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project

Nov. 2, 2020
The Marigold Infrastructure Partners team consists of Colas, Parsons, Standard General, Francl Architecture, Fast & Epp and Stantec.

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Tammy, center, was the first ETS customer to ride the battery-electric bus, which entered service Aug. 4.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

First battery-electric bus deployed on Edmonton Transit Service

Aug. 5, 2020
ETS is the first transit system in North America to implement overhead, in-depot charging of its electric bus fleet.
The city of Edmonton Interim City Manager Adam Laughlin speaks during an update on April 27, detailing the decision to layoff an additional 900 employees, nearly half of them transit operators.

City of Edmonton temporarily lays off additional 900 employees

April 29, 2020
Nearly half of those employees impacted are transit operators with service reductions and financial stress cited as driving factors behind the furloughs.

ETS introduces Late Night Owl Service

Sept. 1, 2015
Starting Sept. 6, Edmonton Transit System (ETS) will begin offering bus service until 3 a.m. on five routes. The Late Night Owl Service extends hours of operation on four existing...

Plan ETS Trips with Google Transit

Aug. 28, 2015
Edmonton Transit System (ETS) users can now plan trips instantly on more than 300 Smart Buses using Google Transit, a real-time transit feed developed by Google. Google Transit...
ETS consulted with riders and non-riders to create its new anti-sexual harassment campaign.

ETS Launches Zero-Tolerance for Sexual Harassment Campaign

Aug. 19, 2015
Edmonton Transit System (ETS) is launching a series of public safety campaigns under the theme of Safe Ride starting with a zero-tolerance for sexual harassment campaign. The ...
Bus and LRT riders who earn a button are encouraged to then pass it along to another rider who practices good transit etiquette.

ETS is Recruiting Heroes

March 18, 2015
Councillor Scott McKeen and students from Grace Martin School on March 17 launched the I’m an ETS Hero button campaign which rewards courteous transit users. Councillor McKeen...

Edmonton Expands Wi-Fi Service

Feb. 27, 2015
LRT passengers can now take advantage of wifi service at the Southgate LRT Station. Until now, the City’s free public wifi service has been available in a number of city-operated...

ETS Control Centre Official Opening

Oct. 17, 2014
The centre operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.

Edmonton Transit Expresses Sympathy for Injured Child

Sept. 24, 2014
At approximately 8:05 a.m. on Sept. 23, an injury-incident occurred involving a young girl and an Edmonton Transit System (ETS) bus at Rutherford Road and 16A Avenue in southwest...