COVID-19 budget projections show grimmer story for City of Edmonton

New numbers released Friday show the costs to the city for COVID-19 are worse than projected in the spring. That’s because some services are starting up at a fuller rate than originally thought. Related News The best-case scenario then was…

Valley Line LRT extension from downtown Edmonton to Mill Woods further behind schedule: city report

Construction on the Valley Line LRT has fallen further behind schedule, according to a new report from the City of Edmonton. During the first quarter of the year, the schedule performance for the Valley Line LRT expansion to southeast Edmonton…

Petition pushes for removal of Edmonton LRT Mural for ‘glorifying’ residential schools

A 30-year-old mural at Grandin LRT Station is getting attention after a petition was created to have it removed. In the mural is a white bishop and nun removing an Indigenous baby from their family. Behind them, is a residential school.…

Report snubs LRT extension into northwest Edmonton

A new report heading to a special city council meeting on Monday says Edmonton should put extending the south LRT to Ellerslie Road as a priority, over and above extending the Metro Line from Blatchford up to Castle Downs and…

Edmonton to reinstate transit fares on June 15

May 28 2020 5:59pm Interim city manager Adam Laughlin answers questions about the upcoming return of Edmonton Transit Service fares, how he expects riders will adjust back to paying to take the bus, and other health and safety concerns linked…

Edmonton to reinstate transit fares June 15, will close 2 skate parks, 2 courts on weekend

The City of Edmonton will begin collecting transit fares again next month. The announcement was made by interim city manager Adam Laughlin during Thursday’s weekly emergency advisory committee meeting. READ MORE: Edmonton declares local state of emergency over COVID-19, suspends…

Edmonton mayor outlines obstacles to reintroducing transit fares

May 21 2020 6:32pm City of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said finding a safe way to collect money is the biggest obstacle to reintroducing fares, which he said would help ease the city’s transit debt. ‘ }); } else {…

Don Iveson shuts down rumors that Edmonton Transit could be cancelled

Edmonton city council is expected to discuss the future of Edmonton Transit fares Thursday — after the service has been provided free of charge to riders for since mid-March amid COVID-19. However, ahead of those discussions, Mayor Don Iveson took…

Edmonton mayor says funding situation for cities has become ‘more dire’

Mayor Don Iveson, along with his municipal colleagues across the country, have delivered the message that they need way more money to restart transit and restart the economy. Iveson told reporters Monday that either Edmonton gets the emergency injection from…