Topic : Edmonton Transit System

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New Flyer to supply 180 buses for Edmonton Transit, Winnipeg Transit

Bus| August 17, 2017

Edmonton's replacement of aging fleet vehicles with more efficient, air-conditioned models supports an ETS goal of transforming the transit experience.

Vix Technology to equip Edmonton transit systems with 'smart' ticketing

Technology| July 6, 2017

The 15-year contract that will move the three cities from a cash and paper-based ticketing system to a common contactless fare payment system utilizing an account-based back office.

Rail| September 7, 2016

Flywheel tech on light rail, sees cost savings of 11%, study says

University of of Alberta professors calculated that the use of flywheel technology to assist light rail transit in Edmonton, Alberta, would produce energy savings of 31% and cost savings of 11%.

Rail| February 25, 2016

Transdev to provide operation support for Edmonton’s light rail expansion

Will provide operational management support for all aspects of operations for the Valley Line LRT including participating in developing the operations plan and all operating procedures, delivering training, and providing day-to-day management on the operational aspects of the system as a subcontractor to the services provider.

Management & Operations| February 23, 2016

Edmonton city councilors call for transit app improvements

The city launched its ETS Live to Go app in December 2014, and it was immediately panned by online reviews, with no major updates made since then.

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

GPS paying off in Edmonton during snow storms, emergencies

Staff in the main control room can now see exactly how many passengers have boarded a specific bus, can take over on-board cameras in an emergency and can redirect empty buses to fill service gaps when buses are running behind.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

Edmonton rolls out BYD test bus

The buses will run on various ETS routes across the city, travelling with regularly scheduled buses in service and for special events. Instead of paying a fare, passengers will be asked to complete a survey describing their experience riding an electric bus.
Rail| May 28, 2014

Edmonton light rail project receives $150M infusion

The project is the first funding announcement since the launch of the New Building Canada Fund, the Government of Canada's unprecedented long-term infrastructure plan.
Rail| May 22, 2013

Edmonton Transit taps Axion plastic rail ties

The ties will be used for road crossing applications where the transit line’s rail tracks intersect with roads.
Bus| March 21, 2013

Edmonton Transit adds 9 New Flyers

Buses are anticipated to begin production in the second quarter of 2013 and will be completely manufactured and assembled at New Flyer of America’s St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility.
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