All posts by: Graeme McElheran

Metro Line opening September 6

The Metro Line is opening to public service on Sunday, September 6, 2015. This new LRT extension between downtown and NAIT has been a long time coming, and it’s bringing significant changes to Edmon...

Metro Line Testing Update

UPDATE: March 19, 2015 The City and its contract partner made more progress on the Metro Line last weekend. The practice signalling tests went well and Thales Rail Signalling Solutions is prepared to ...

History of Walterdale Bridge Goes On

One of the best parts of living in Edmonton is to stumble across the astonishing link between infrastructure and history. Take the Walterdale Bridge, for example. City Council’s vision for replacing...

Another One Rides the Bus

It would be difficult to nail down exactly which initiative contributed most to the 5.2 percent increase in ridership the Edmonton Transit System (ETS) experienced in 2011. It must be part of the over...

Edmonton’s Cutting Edge Traffic Management

The task was two-fold: create a video promoting Edmonton to an international audience of thousands, while at the same time explaining the most cutting-edge aspect of the City’s Intelligent Transport...

Kingsway Before & After North LRT

What a whirlwind the 2011 construction season is going to be for the North LRT to NAIT. It’s not like the project has been invisible to date. There’s lots of construction activity happening, espec...

Minimizing Tree Removals for LRT

Some residents of Central McDougall and other Edmonton neighbourhoods are understandably upset by the removal of several mature elm trees from the future North LRT to NAIT right-of-way around 105 Stre...

North LRT Video Animation Online

Detailed design of the North LRT to NAIT is 95 percent complete, which means all aspects of Edmonton’s next shift in transportation mode are being finalized. Using engineering analysis the North LRT...

South LRT Opens April 24

We made it! After four long years of construction the next major milestone on Edmonton’s road to urban sustainability is just ahead. While City Councillors and local media had a sneak preview last w...

South LRT in the Corner of the Eye

Nobody expects to see this train. Sure, there’s been construction in the middle of 111th Street in south Edmonton for years, wreaking all kinds of traffic havoc for motorists and pedestrians alike. ...

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