Transit

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...

Leslie Symon is 2017’s Young Professional Engineer

In the City’s Corporate Workforce Plan, a leader is defined as “A visionary, credible and trusted role model who inspires and challenges others to achieve their full potential.” LRT Delivery Sen...

New Public Art connects Edmonton to locations around the globe

Spinning a globe and seeing where your finger lands is a way to learn geography or plan a vacation, but for Thorsten Goldberg, it was the inspiration for new public art taking Edmontonians to five loc...

Fleet Services overview group pays dividends

Maintaining a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles – including cars, trucks, street sweepers, tractors, Fire Rescue and EPS riverboats, trailers, ride-on mowers and much more – requires a whole lot o...

Smart Bus technology just keeps on coming!

Edmonton Transit has taken one more step in the direction of making that bitterly cold mid-winter wait for your bus a thing of the past. Smart Bus technology now offers riders the ability to know when...

Summer’s no down-time for Fleet Services bus technicians

You’d be forgiven if you thought that during the summer school break, when ETS needs 150 fewer buses each day, that service technicians would enjoy a more ‘relaxed’ workload. Not so. Despite the...

Testing for gas helps meet Enviso targets

Remember when buses spewing black diesel smoke were just part of urban life? That was then. This is now. These days, the last thing ETS or the City’s Fleet Services Branch want to see is anything at...

New ETS scheduling software module saves $27 million in capital costs

As investments go, this one is a slam-dunk super-win. ETS is about to integrate a $335,000 module into its highly complex bus scheduling computer application, and that module will instantly do away wi...

Parking buses at transit garages: a critical juggling act!

The average person driving by one of the City of Edmonton’s transit garages likely thinks of them as ‘bus barns’ – covered, heated parking lots for buses. However, if they spent an hour just i...

Wired buses monitor their own health, email for attention

Imagine how much better a job your doctor could do if your body sent emails every time a critical function like blood pressure reached an ‘alarm level’. That’s the principle behind part of the C...

Bus cleaner lives by his devotion to integrity

Fleet Services staff at the City of Edmonton’s Mitchell transit garage have come to respect the power of the integrity that their service-trained bus cleaner colleague Everestus Osuji brings to his ...

A Day in the Life of a DATS Operator

What’s a typical day for a DATS operator in Edmonton? Well, you start your day off very early in the morning, as early as 5:30 A.M. Or you might be one of the DATS operators who start in the early a...

Is DATS For You?

Some time ago, “universality” became the ‘in’ thing. It is a philosophical approach focused on accessibility in building, product, environmental and learning designs. The root objective of uni...

What’s better than two happy kids and a safer world?

If not for a major lifestyle balance decision she made two years ago, City of Edmonton Fleet Safety Officer Melissa Emery could well have become Canadian manager for a huge, international courier firm...

Spend a little, Save a LOT: Mid-life bus ‘makeovers’

After the equivalent of running around the earth 13 times, braving temperatures from minus to plus 30, breathing gritty air and sloshing through mini-lakes of salted water, you’d be forgiven for wan...

City Committed to LRT Expansion

City Council decided last week to focus efforts on securing the remaining funding needed for the construction of the Valley Line LRT – Stage 1 (Mill Woods to City Centre) from our provincial and...

Up – Up – Up – Up. Up on Transit Style

Ridership Increase Following a trend that began over 10 years ago, more and more Edmontonians are taking transit. Ridership[i] for Edmonton Transit System (ETS) increased by 3.1% in 2012, with the num...

Cut My Commute Campaign

Every day I get to work with a lot of people from around the City to communicate about important City projects. Last month, I worked with two Councillors, colleagues in Communications and Intergovernm...

North LRT Breakthrough

It doesn’t look like much. I’m standing in a tunnel, near Churchill Station, about 6 metres below city streets, in front of a thick concrete wall. The wall is pock-marked with holes, somewhat like...

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