Edmonton Transit System0
Edmonton Transit System has been in operation since the fall of 1908. This city-owned transportation city has pioneered the operations of public streetcars, motorized buses, and the light rail transit (LRT). The Edmonton Transit System is behind the operation of various public transportation services. It is also responsible for the maintenance of public vehicles. Transportation marketing and charter services are also part of the Edmonton Transportation System.
Edmonton Transportation System provides different transportation services within Alberta’s capital city. It also has operations in Fort Saskatchewan and Namao’s Edmonton Garrison. This Edmonton tranportation service also provides connecting services to suburban transits that are operated by the City of St. Albert and the County of Strathcona.
All of the transportation services that the Edmonton Transit System offers are terminated at 1:30am on weekdays and at midnight on weekends. Demands for the extention of service hours forced the company to implement such service. The Edmonton Transit System is reported to start its 24-hour service by the year 2009.
Vehicles offered by the Edmonton Transportation System are divided into three: trolley bus, hybrid bus, and the LRT. Edmonton Transportation System has started to operate its two electric hybrid buses in December 2006. The southern part of the 12.9 km LRT is currently undergoing expansion. The said construction will add another four to the current eleven stations of the LRT.
The Edmonton Transit System also offers a U-Pass to students of the University of Alberta and Grant McEwan College. The U-Pass provides students with unlimited access at all ETS buses and LRT stations.