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  • ETS moves to Saturday service 7 days a week

    The new normal for a while

    COVID-19: Edmonton buses, LRT moving to reduced service schedule​​​​​​All buses and LRT will run on Saturday schedules seven days a week.

    All school special routes have already been cancelled because students are no longer attending classes.

    "If we reduce the number of buses and LRT on our city streets, we can further increase the level of cleaning and disinfecting taking place on these critical services that Edmontonians rely on," Mayor Don Iveson said in a news release.

    "Our No. 1 priority is ensuring the safety of Edmontonians and city employees during these trying times."

    Transit ridership has dropped by about 22 per cent because of the pandemic, and is expected to fall further because of the cancellation of K-12 classes, interim city manager Adam Laughlin told a news conference Monday.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...eson-1.5499419

  • #2
    So how is this working out ?

    https://edmontonjournal.com/news/loc...-a327a4508fd3/
    Last edited by 99Miata; 17-03-2020, 09:22 AM.
    If at first you don't succeed,sky diving may not be the sport for you.

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    • #3
      Two guesses as to why they didn't see this coming. The city bureaucrats have the option to work from home, assuming everyone else can do so, while many of those who take Transit work at jobs where you cannot work from home. And they prioritized driver health over passenger health; Saturday schedules allowed them to only use the buses with the enclosed safety shield on the driver area.

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      • #4
        Or, they're human and they made a mistake. It's not as if they decided that crowding everyone onto buses would be a good idea. They're aware of the problems and are working on correcting it. We're in uncharted territory and mistakes will be made.

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        • #5
          ^ Absolutely.
          Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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          • #6
            Changes to enhanced Saturday service.

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            ETS has made adjustments to the Saturday schedule, adding more buses, where possible, during the AM and PM peak times on busy routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 17, and 112. We are also adding earlier trips on route 100.

            Buses will be added on ten routes that have weekday service but do not have service on Saturdays. This will improve service for passengers on routes 16 Express, 80, 83, 84, 92, 95, 122, 137, 182 and 331.

            https://www.edmonton.ca/ets/reduced-...t-service.aspx

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            • #7
              How long can ETS continue to provide free bus service during the pandemic? In this world of Physical distancing is having 6 passengers/bus at peak even viable?
              Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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              • #8
                Halifax started before Edmonton so I'm assuming that the capital city of the richest province in the country (per capita) will be able to do so for a while.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                  Or, they're human and they made a mistake. It's not as if they decided that crowding everyone onto buses would be a good idea. They're aware of the problems and are working on correcting it. We're in uncharted territory and mistakes will be made.
                  ... or they are stupid idiots. The people who run our transit have a long history of making mistakes. I have concluded they are incompetent and clueless a long time ago.

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                  • #10
                    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...nion-1.5538997

                    This, along with the huge increases in break-ins to businesses and condo parkades, is extremely disappointing. I don't know what the solution is, but something needs to change with our society that produces so many of these absolute scum bags being a drain on the rest of us.

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