Transportation

We say “Thank You!” on Transit Operator Appreciation Day

Transit Operator Appreciation Day is March 18. A day when it’s important to reflect on where our transit system has come from, where it’s going and thank the hard-working transit operators who hel...

One step for the LRT, one giant leap for Edmontonians

Two new light rail transit (LRT) extensions took a giant leap forward on Monday, March 11, 2019 following major funding commitments from the federal and provincial governments. Building on the Novembe...

Valley Line West: The Year Ahead

On Monday, February 11, Administration briefed Executive Committee on its plan to procure, or hire, the team that will bring Light Rail Transit (LRT) to west Edmonton by building the Valley Line exten...

IN THE NEWS: Salt, brine, calcium chloride, concrete, asphalt—and road safety

UPDATED January 23, 2019 City Council has effectively decided to continue Edmonton’s anti-icing pilot project. The decision (technically a move not to re-open a decision in October 2018 to discontin...

IN THE NEWS: River Valley Road under Groat Road Bridge

IN THE NEWS: River Valley Road under Groat Road Bridge, including the shared-use path, will be closed for bridge deck, girders and abutment demolition for approximately one month. This is good news fo...

Metro Line Update: City begins evaluating Thales system

Today is the deadline for Thales to complete their work on the Metro Line signalling system. Once Thales hands in their work, the City can begin the process of evaluating it. Thales Canada Inc. was or...

Thanks for 50 years of support, Quesnell Bridge!

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. The bridge, as usual, had no comment. Adam Laughlin spoke on its behalf. “For most of five decades now t...

LRT one step closer to your front door

Two Edmonton LRT projects recently celebrated a significant milestone when they received a major financial boost from the province on November 1. The Valley Line West and the Metro Line have received ...

Have your say about Edmonton’s changing bus routes

By the mid-2020, Edmonton’s bus network will look completely different. Because our city is growing and changing, our bus routes need to keep up. Since the last redesign of the bus network in 1997, ...

IN THE NEWS: Valley Line West expropriation process

UPDATE:  Today, October 23, 2018, City Council approved the Valley Line West expropriation report. This decision provides more certainty to the project timeline. Discussions with property owners wil...

Transit is safe, will remain safe, will get safer: Cebryk

Gord Cebryk brought a message of calm, concern and conviction to a news conference in the wake of the stabbing of an Edmonton Transit Service operator. “Transit is safe,” said Cebryk, the City of ...

Clearing the air on noise monitoring

Many of you have had questions about the noise monitoring pilot since its start in August, so here are some answers to some of your most common questions. Why is the City monitoring vehicle noise? Exc...

Quite something to see

For Betty, who has “lived in Edmonton for almost 70 years and is still walking wherever I can,” the new Walterdale bridge project comes right down to the birds on the river. “They were all stand...

Clean. Quiet. Electrifying!

We can’t wait for electric buses to hit the streets of Edmonton! Edmonton’s transit fleet is set to become one of the first in Canada to add 25 clean-running, quiet electric buses. Proterra, based...

Metro LRT update: City delivers default notice to Thales

Today, the City of Edmonton issued a Notice of Default to Thales, opening a new way ahead in the high-profile matter of the Metro Line signalling contract. “We have a good opportunity right now to a...

Cars That Talk With Traffic Lights

Edmonton is Canada’s first test site for wireless technology that could change the way we manage traffic In south Edmonton, some cars are now talking to traffic lights. Not literally in English, but...

Painting the Rails

The first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project was officially unveiled at the Churchill LRT Station in December, 2017. The large, three-part mural called “Returning Home,”...

Transporting you in the holiday spirit

As temperatures drop and snow blankets our urban landscape, Edmonton welcomes the festive season and turns into a winter city that is as exciting as it is cold. With this transformation, there is much...

Getting to school is the important first lesson

Whether you are in first grade or first year university, it can be a challenge to figure out how to get to your new school. No matter what your age is, students can unravel the mysteries of local tran...

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