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Edmonton Transit Service

SloganYour Every Day Way
ParentCity of Edmonton
Founded1908
HeadquartersEdmonton , Alberta
LocalePO Box 2610, Stn. Main Edmonton, AB
Service areaEdmonton , Alberta
Service typePublic Transit
Routes191 bus 2 LRT
Stops7456
Hubs26
Stations18 (LRT)
Fleet932 buses (as of 2018) 94 light rail vehicles 100 DATS vehicles
Daily ridership397,402 (weekday)
Fuel typeBus: diesel , electric LRT: electric
OperatorCity of Edmonton
Chief executiveEddie Robar (Manager)
WebsiteOfficial site
Twitter@takeetsalert
FacebooktakeETS

Edmonton Transit is set to resume regular service by the end of next month. Ets will be returning to regular bus service on Aug. 30. This means the City of EDMONTON will recall operators who were issued temporary layoff notices earlier this year when service was reduced amid the COVID - 19 pandemic. Super excited about getting our operators back to work, Eddie Robar, ETS branch manager, said Tuesday. Robar said approximately 450 operators who were issued layoff notices will receive their recall notice on July 31. Lrt Service will also be extended back to regular service, which will end at 1: 30 am. However, LRT service will operate on reduced frequencies throughout the day as result of ongoing construction at Stadium LRT Station. Ets Service was reduced in mid - March and fares were suspended for riders. At that time, interim City manager Adam Laughlin said ridership had dropped by about 22 per cent. By April, transit ridership had dropped by about 75 percent compared to April 2019. Ridership began to pick up again after Phase 1 of the provinces relaunch began in mid - May. On June 15, ETS resume collecting transit fares. Since then, more people have returned to using the service as more businesses have reopened and people have headed back to work. Full resumption of service will come in time for students to head back to school in person in the Fall. While reducing service was necessary to respond to the pressures of the pandemic, customer feedback since then has indicated the need for more service and better hours for those who solely rely and depend heavily on transit, Robar say. Robar said Tuesday that ridership currently sits at around 50 per cent of normal capacity. This is compared to what ridership looked like at this time last year, he explain. As more people head back to service, masks will be mandatory on all public transit buses and trains effective Aug. 1. Masks or face coverings must also be worn at all transit stations and on LRT platforms. All buses in the ETS fleet are equipped with shields to separate drivers from passengers, so the city says operators will not be required to wear masks while behind shield. Robar said regular cleaning of all buses will also continue. Protection and safety that were provided for our employees will still be maintain, as well as cleaning of the fleet, Robar say. Our plan on resumption doesnt impact our ability to clean our buses, clean our facilities. Safety is paramount to us and of utmost importance. So ensuring that we have a safety system in Canada is kind of where we were looking to be. There are some exceptions to the Edmonton mask mandate, including those under the age of two, people with underlying medical issues and people who are unable to put on and remove mask without assistance. With that in mind, Robar says the City will focus on education first.

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Service

New feature on ETS, Smart buses have since July 2013, see operating on several routes,. Trial routes were 111 which go from West EDMONTON Mall to Downtown and 128 which go from Castle Downs to University, This system respectively uses 45 buses. As of November 2014, there are 22 routes equip,. Real time bus arrival information on personal computers and mobile data is branded together as ETS LIVE and a mobile app, ETS LIVE to Go, has been release. Buses equip possess automatic audio visual stop announcers of next bus stop described by its nearest intersection, computer aid dispatch which informs the control centre where the bus is, as well as monitors incidents. Mobile data terminals inform drivers as to if they are late or not. Buses equipped have internal covert cameras to monitor safety. The City council has approved funding for Smartbus deployment on all bus routes as of 2019 and 2020. On 4 September 2016, all 928 buses in the ETS fleet had been fully equipped with Smart bus technology, earlier than initially plan.

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Security

Ets decided to upgrade their Security System by selecting Omnicast, video management solution from Genetec. The result is a centralized video surveillance system with approximately 1 100 cameras, including several generations of analog cameras and cutting - edge AXIS devices. This new solution allows security personnel in the ETS control room to effectively manage every aspect of the city's public transit system. Now, ETS is able to expand their security system to meet future challenges. As part of the Security Center open platform, Omnicast makes it easy to add new technology. Recently, ETS had problems with aging and failing monitors used to display video feeds in control room and public areas. The solution involves connecting new EIZO monitors directly into the Security Center platform through a plug - in that ETS developed with manufacturer and Genetec.

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Current systems

The City of Edmonton embarked on an eight - month evaluation of 13 clean - diesel and hybrid Buses in 2008. Edmonton Transit's first two diesel electric hybrid Buses went into service in December 2006. The unique design and colour scheme of two Orion low floor buses have been chosen to enable them to'stand out from the rest of the ETS fleet. The buses were part of an extensive test of Hybrid technology that Edmonton Transit and University of Alberta conducted over year. Bus reliability, performance, maintenance costs, fuel efficiency, noise generation and environmental impact were monitored and evaluated in all weather and road conditions. As well, customers were surveyed about their travel experience. Ultimately, Hybrid Buses only record fuel savings of 10 - 20%. In addition, ISE - New Flyer hybrids were out of service so much that they could not be included in evaluation. As of fall 2009, only two Orion hybrids were in service. New Flyer / ISE hybrids 6003 and 6004 have since been converted to diesel buses as of 2011. The New Flyer / Allison 6002 was revamped with new features and technology to become ETS Platinum Bus, also referred to as paint Lady. In Spring 2014, ETS unveiled full electric Bus for a four - month pilot program through October 2014. The Buses were referred to as ETS Stealth Buses and were on lease from Build Your Dreams co. Ltd. Buses do not have fare box, but instead accept customer surveys about electric buses as fare. Even without fare capacity, buses were placed on several different routes around the city to give many Edmontonians the ability to experience the new exhaust - less bus. These test buses were not winterize. In 2019, Edmonton received funding to purchase 50 Proterra Catalyst E2 Max electric Buses, but this has since been reduced to 40 electrical buses - one of the largest purchases of electric buses in Canadian history. The first 21 buses start service in August 2020, with a second batch of 19 buses being scheduled to arrive in the fall of 2020. Buses are charged from overhead charging units to save floor space in bus garages, and it is the first transit service in North America to use such infrastructure for its buses. Ets conducted winter - testing of this bus model in 2015, and found that these buses could handle most of their routes. Buses will be house at Centennial Garage and Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage; latter will be the main hub for Edmonton's electric buses once it is fully operational.

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Fares

Fare

Commuter service trip (one way to Acheson/Edmonton, no transfer) - ages 6+$6.25
10-ticket booklet (for commuter service, no transfer)$56
Monthly commuter pass (no transfer)$135
Monthly youth/student commuter pass (no transfer)$100
Monthly integrated pass (with transferability to ETS)$197
U-Pass holders (temporarily suspended)N/A
Children ages 5 and under (with a paid passenger)Free
CNIB pass holdersFree

Transit fares are complicate. The Fare appears simple, as single price - currently 3. 25. Yet, Fare Policy is surprisingly complex with difficult choices to make. Edmonton Transit Service is currently looking at changes in a variety of areas. The new Transit Strategy will help provide long - term direction for network design and principles for the new Fare Policy. The price of each trip changes based on how people choose to pay and the discounts offer. Collectively, these elements make up the Fare structure. Each fare structure is the result of prioritizing and balancing different goals such as generating revenue, encouraging ridership and providing social good. Ultimately, everyone pays for the City - wide Transit system through their taxes. For this reason, way we structure our transit fares is an important consideration for all Edmontonians.

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Cash

Age groupFare
Children (5 and under)Free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
Children/Adults/Students$3.50

Passes

Age groupFare
Adult (ages 18-64)$97.00
Youth (ages 6-17)$75.00
Post Secondary$88.50
Seniors (65+)$15.50
Senior Annual$136.50
Day Pass (Used by a family of up to 5, including up to 2 people over 12)$9.75

Tickets (Book of 10)

Age groupFare
Adult (ages 18-64)$26.25
Youth Senior (ages 6-17 and 65+)$23.00

Table

Cash$3.50
Ticket (book of 10)$19
Monthly Pass$72.50

Adult (25 - 64)

Cash$3.50
Ticket (book of 10)$27
Monthly Pass$97

Senior (65+)

Cash$3.50
Ticket (book of 10)$19
Monthly Pass$34
2020/2021 Annual Pass (valid February 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)$374
2020/2021 Annual Pass (Low Income; annual income below $28,513) (valid February 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)FREE

Other Fare Information

Family/Day Pass$10
Route 747$5.00 (One way ticket or two regular unused tickets) Does not include travel on other ETS routes
CNIBFree when displaying CNIB ID when boarding
Regional Service Fares
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Plans

Continuum of Public Involvement

Information SharingSharing information to build awareness
ConsultationTesting ideas or concepts to build knowledge Collaborating to develop solutions to build commitment
Active ParticipationSharing decision-making to build ownership Delegating decision-making to build responsibility

The Valley Line will run for 27 kilometres from Mill Woods through downtown Edmonton to Lewis Farms, with 25 stops. The 11 - station segment from Mill Woods to 102 Street in downtown, known as Valley Line Southeast, will be constructed first, beginning in 2016 and finishing by 2021. Construction for phase two of the project, dubbed Valley Line West, is expected to start in 2021. Preparation work for the second phase, including property surveys, utility relocation, and land acquisition, is already underway. Unlike the existing LRT, Valley Line will run primarily at grade on Centre median of City streets, connecting to Capital and Metro lines at Churchill station. Line will cost 1. 8 billion, with 800 million coming from the City of Edmonton, 600 million from Alberta, and 400 million from the federal government. A public - private partnership was established between the City of Edmonton and a private contractor to build and operate the east portion of the Line.

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Edmonton Transit Union is warning of overcrowding on city buses as COVID - 19 restrictions are further relaxed and several businesses begin reopening, while reduced bus service remain in place. Amalgamate Transit Union Local 569 president Steve Bradshaw says ridership has already ramped up to 86 per cent from the lowest levels during the pandemic and some buses are packed as the city continues to operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule with limited night service. About 450 transit operators were laid off in April as a cost savings measure, with the city facing a 10 - million monthly loss in transit revenues with free service. Recreation facilities, theatres and casinos were among several services given the green light to reopen Friday under provinces Stage 2 of the relaunch, which Bradshaw said say will contribute to increased ridership. We are already seeing overcrowding on some routes at some times of day, so we need to get more buses on the road, get those people off of their layoffs and get them back behind the wheel, Bradshaw say. When ridership starts to ramp up and you dont have enough buses out there, then you are going to have overcrowding on buses.

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Active Bus fleet

Edmonton Transit Service is giving the public a peek at its new fleet of electric buses that will begin transporting passengers in August. According to ETS, new electric buses are cheaper to maintain than diesel ones. They also come with shields that create barriers between drivers and passengers. Buses were built by Proterra, and 40 of them are expected to join the ETS fleet by the end of year. According to a news release from the company, Edmonton is the first North American city to use in - depot overhead charging stations. Theyll be in charge of the new Kathleen Andrews Garage, named after Edmonton's first female transit operator. See also: Coronavirus hospitalizations in Alberta have surpassed 100. Starbucks Canada has been about to introduce oat milk at all its locations for many years. 've advocated the adoption of electric buses in our city, and I am happy to see that Edmonton is leading the way. Our purchase is historic in that it represents the largest purchase of electric buses in Canadian history, Mayor Don Iveson said in a release. Six batteries on board each bus allow them to travel up to 350 kilometres before charging again.

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Sources

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