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LRT is the Way We Move

South LRT Grand Opening

February 15, 2011

The number of Edmontonians choosing to ride the LRT continues to grow, as shown by ridership statistics recently released by ETS.

Ridership on the entire system, for both bus and LRT service, in 2010 reached 76.3 million an increase of 7.8 million over that of 2009 (68.5 million).

“We can thank the expansion of the LRT to Century Park in April 2010 for the tremendous growth in public transit,” says Bob Boutilier, General Manager of Transportation. “It’s exciting to see so many people in the Capital Region jumping on board with ETS.”

The number of weekday boardings on the LRT increased significantly in 2010 to 93,600 from 74,400 in 2009.

“We anticipate continued high use on the LRT system,” continued Boutilier. “These numbers makes us confident that our focus on expansion of the LRT will truly transform the way we move.”