At Edmonton Transit Service (ETS), we have a couple of exciting developments that may be of interest for your readers. First, we’re making it easier for families to travel using ETS by providing free fares for kids 12 and under. Second, we recently released a proposed bus network that will see all bus routes in Edmonton changing, and we’d like their feedback.
Free fares for children 12 and under
Effective June 1, 2018, children 12 and under will be able to ride any ETS bus free of charge. They must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult to take advantage of this service. Whether families use ETS every day to go to work, school, appointments, recreation and more, or take the bus to events like Taste of Edmonton, Heritage Days and other summer festivities, they can save substantially on transit fares. This change is one of many initiatives to make Edmonton a more family-friendly city.
Edmonton’s bus routes are changing to make it easier for citizens to move around the city quickly and efficiently. The rollout is scheduled for 2020, and right now, we are looking for feedback from the public. We want to make sure the bus goes where Edmontonians want it to go and to let us know if we missed an important destination. The new route types and maps are available at edmonton.ca/newbusroutes.