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Help Name Your LRT: City Kicks off LRT Contest

Edmontonians, stretch your creative muscles and enter to win an iPad by helping the City of Edmonton name current and future LRT lines! Between June 25 and August 15, the City is asking citizens to su...

1-Day-a-Week Pledge Campaign Takes Off with Balloon Installation

This morning the City launched its 1-Day-a-Week Pledge campaign with a balloon installation at Old Strathcona’s Wilbert McIntyre Park gazebo. The event coincides with the city’s Environment Week k...

North LRT to NAIT Construction Update

It’s full steam ahead for the second construction season on the North LRT to NAIT project. We’re keeping an aggressive schedule so we can stay on track to officially open the new line in April 201...

Northwest LRT public engagement kicks off April 10

The year 2012 is shaping up to be a busy one for LRT projects in Edmonton! Construction of the North LRT to NAIT is underway and preliminary engineering for the Southeast to West LRT is in full swing....

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...

Imagining How an LRT Station Can Strengthen a Neighbourhood

As you may be aware, the City of Edmonton is planning for a more sustainable future by encouraging Transit Oriented Development (TOD) around existing and future LRT Stations – almost 60 in total. Tr...

A New Heart for Mill Woods

Forty years ago a unique planning process, the Mill Woods Development Concept, was set to transform urban development in Edmonton. The goal for Mill Woods was straightforward – create a place for pe...

ETS Concert in Motion: Behind the Scenes

Recently, Edmonton Transit System (ETS)  teamed up with local musician Colleen Brown and Councillor Don Iveson to create “a concert in motion.” The initial goal was modest:  Showcase ETS...

North LRT to NAIT construction from afar

Last spring, Brad Smid, LRT Design & Construction Project Manager, took a helicopter tour of downtown and northwest Edmonton. The purpose? To get a bird’s-eye-view of the future North LRT ro...

Help Us Beta Test the new ETS Trip Planner

The newest version of the ETS Trip Planner is available for public testing until the end of October.  ETS aims to continuously improve the technology behind its online tools to provide products that ...

Confessions of a Driveaholic

Three months ago I started a new job at the City of Edmonton. I’m part of a new team working to encourage Edmontonians to change the way we get around the city – to leave the car keys behind and t...

How to double sustainability with LRT

Construction of the North LRT to NAIT is well underway. Crews have been working hard during the 2011 construction season, removing buildings, relocating utilities, and, most significantly, relocating ...

Go Car Free to Support Active & Eco-mobility

Many scowl at summer construction season, a time when slow downs and detours impact our regular commute to work and play. But instead of using negative energy, why not look for the up-side? I view thi...

The Way We Think

I have great neighbours. They invite us for dinner, watch our home while we’re away – they are always there to help. In my neighbourhood, we are big car users. The shops are far away so it’s not...

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...

Train of Thought

The American Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups recently released an interesting video online. In that video, two characters of the television series Mad Men are discussing how they c...

Exploring The Way We Green

Hello fellow Edmontonians! I really like our city.  I think that we have an incredible privilege of living in such a diverse city and remarkable age in human history.  It is, however, often way too ...

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...

The Way We Move Challenge

Over the past month my co-workers and I have been working on a special project. We had been asked to participate with the TELUS World of Science exhibition Wings, Wheels & Waves, A LEGO® World o...

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