Transportation

What could change, what isn’t changing with speed limits

City traffic experts will spend the next seven months building a new, community-inspired speed limit structure for local residential and collector roads in Edmonton. The new speed limit bylaw, which s...

High Lights of High Street

Recently, there has been some attention on the traffic signals in the High Street area around 102 Avenue and 125 Street. To help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians who travel through this intersection...

Full steam ahead: final piece of puzzle in place for Valley Line West and Metro Northwest extension

Edmonton is on track to continue expanding our LRT network after City Council greenlit the remaining funding needed for two major projects. On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Council approved the City’s $5...

TLC for LRT Volume 3: Central Station Final Update

After three weeks of round-the-clock construction and maintenance, work on the platform at Central Station is now finished. Complete with upgraded energy-efficient, bright, LED lighting, a new ceiling...

Questions, questions, questions at Open Science Showcase

Can we agree that, in terms of pretty good questions for municipal government, these are three pretty good questions for municipal government?! One: From the perspective of underprivileged youth, wher...

TLC for LRT Volume 2: Central Station Update

Editor’s note: To keep ETS customers in the loop and up to speed on the ongoing work at Central Station, we’re providing weekly updates on construction milestones. Week 2 followed a productive fir...

TLC for LRT Volume 1: Central Station Update

The platform at Central Station is closed to passengers until April 27 to allow for upgrades to the station’s infrastructure. Trains are still passing through the station, but are not stopping to pi...

Our LRT cookies policy in action! 🍪🙏

Thank you. That was the simple but heartfelt message that Edmonton Transit Service teams and City of Edmonton leaders, armed with coffee and cookies, brought to Metro Line LRT customers Thursday after...

Metro Line update: City issues Termination Notice to Thales

The City of Edmonton has issued a Termination Notice to Thales, ending a relationship of more than seven years with the company contracted to provide the signalling system for the Metro Line LRT. The ...

Check out the updated Valley Line West LRT

It was 2009. City Council approved the Transportation Master Plan along with the City’s Strategic Plans and Edmonton’s 2040 LRT vision was born. The vision was an LRT Network Plan that called for ...

Clearing the air on clearing the roads

Over the weekend, Edmonton City Council and a local media outlet received an open Letter addressed to the people of Edmonton, written by a group of City employees who said they worked with the Parks...

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, ...

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