Introducing Edmonton Transit Service’s new bus stop signs
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In mid-2021, Edmonton Transit Service’s (ETS) new On Demand Transit service will add a new layer of service in our integrated transit network. It will complement the regular bus network and LRT service. This service will be provided as part of a two-year pilot project. ETS is developing a contract for service delivery and will provide more information as it becomes available.
There has been much discussion on the timing of this redesign and the effects of the current pandemic on this.
Due to the City's focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing the launch of the new bus network until Mid 2020. This is a significant change for customers, and we want to make sure they are properly prepared and our staff are ready to help them navigate the new routes
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Attend a meeting on the proposed new Transit Alternative for Wedgewood. Meeting is at Ormsby School on Monday, June 24 from 5 - 8 p.m. Drop in.Other dates are available online.
Help us save our bus routes! All residents will be impacted.
The city has embarked on a cost saving initiative for transit that includes removal of our bus routes (101 and 138). This will have a huge impact on our property values, snow removal service priority and the type of residents that are interested in our community. Consultations on the final transit network map begin in October and we encourage all residents to attend an upcoming open house. Dates and times are posted on the city website.
You can also review the summary report on the consultations held earlier this year.
In response to the request at the Wedgewood AGM here are the letters and the responses from the school boards regarding our concerns for student transportation once the bus routes are eliminated.
Edmonton Public Schools Email Response (see below)
From: Geoff Holmes <Geoff.Holmes@epsb.ca>
Sent: March-25-19 10:03 AM
To: Bruce Hartfelder <email@example.com>
Cc: Ken Gibson <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Karen Mills <email@example.com>
Subject: SR #205: Re: Letter of Concern Future Transit Service to Wedgewood Heights
Dear Mr. Hartfelder,
Thank you for your correspondence to Trustee Ken Gibson. I am pleased to respond on his behalf about your concerns regarding the future of student transportation in Wedgewood.
Student Transportation staff meet regularly with Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) staff to discuss service concerns, initiatives and improvements. In regards to the system-wide ETS re-design, senior administration from both Edmonton Public Schools and ETS have been meeting to discuss its potential impact on our families and Student Transportation service model. This service model includes the provision of supplementary yellow service to neighbourhoods when ETS is absent or does not meet our service standards, and this will not change.
Edmonton Public Schools is continuing to collaborate with ETS about their system re-design. Once the potential impacts are clear, we will communicate them to our families along with information on how Student Transportation will continue to provide support to the community.
If I can be of further assistance or if you have additional questions in the interim, please contact me directly at telephone 780-429-8585.
Manager, Student Transportation
Edmonton Public Schools
Phone: 780.429.8585 | Fax: 780.429.8298