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  • There is something to be said though about extending other lines too in order to bring more passengers to the LRT to go to the airport.
    LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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    • Edmonton’s 747 bus to the airport hits passenger milestone

      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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      • Good to see. I use it regularly and while not perfect, a great option.


        Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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        • Strange how that coincided with the opening of the mall and Costco.
          “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity,”-Marshall McLuhan

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          • Increased transit use suggests Edmonton airport economy taking flight
            Ridership has doubled between airport, surrounding businesses and municipalities
            June 14, 2019

            Ridership has more than doubled on transit routes moving people to new jobs around the airport, thanks to growing demand from businesses in the area and continued collaboration to ensure the transit system meets the needs of passengers.

            “By cooperating with our partners in the City of Leduc, Leduc County and at the airport, we’ve made this bus route the perfect commuter route–right up to that last mile,” said City of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, speaking about Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) Route 747, a dedicated route that runs from Century Park Transit Centre to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) main terminal. “It’s an important achievement. This is what intermunicipal collaboration looks like, and it’s paying economic and environmental dividends. More people are getting to work or their travel destination using this enhanced public transportation.”

            The City of Edmonton, the City of Leduc, Leduc County and Edmonton International Airport (EIA) are partners in the Airport Accord, an agreement to fulfill the economic development potential of EIA and surrounding lands. A year ago, they announced changes to transit services including:
            Adding a new stop at Premium Outlet Collection EIA, where Leduc Transit Route 10 and ETS Route 747 connect.
            Halving the ETS Route 747 fare from $10 to $5.
            Offering free shuttles between the EIA main terminal, Premium Outlet Collection EIA, Century Mile Horse Racetrack and Casino, the STARS hangar, and other facilities.

            The service changes worked. Ridership skyrocketed from 12,000 riders per month to more than 25,000.

            “We are built for economic success,” said Leduc County Mayor Tanni Doblanko. “Our region offers good business incentives, access to a hard-working, well educated workforce, and direct connections to major transportation routes. The popularity of this integrated transit initiative demonstrates how successfully the Accord partners have collaborated to increase prosperity in the region.”

            “Many of our residents work on the airport lands, and benefit from the development in this area,” said Mayor of the City of Leduc Bob Young. “Improving access through transit collaboration is good for our entire region.”

            “EIA is a major economic driver, creating jobs and diversification in the Edmonton Metro Region,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. “Working with our partners to ensure we have an efficient and integrated transit system benefits us all, including passengers, employees, businesses and visitors to the area.”

            Local businesses and transit riders have agreed to speak to media about their experiences using the integrated system.


            Media contact:
            Tarra Kongsrude
            Communications and Engagement
            City of Edmonton
            780-690-1605

            Nikki Booth
            Corporate Communications Manager
            City of Leduc
            780-340-7483

            Rudy Zacharias
            Manager of Communications
            Leduc County
            780-770-9279

            Chris Chodan
            Corporate Communications
            EIA
            780-700-3596


            Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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            • I appreciate what they have done Ian but without the mall this service would be history.
              “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity,”-Marshall McLuhan

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              • But hopefully the service will continue to gain more and more riders.
                LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                • Cut the fare cost and ridership doubles.

                  Who knew?
                  Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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                  • I think it would be great to see a route like St Albert-WEM-Century Park-Airport. West Edmonton Mall would be a popular destination, and greater frequency could be added to the airport.
                    "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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