Pilot project recommendation
ETS is recommending an alternative transit solution, such as an on-demand shared vanpool, which would take passengers to the nearest transit connection. From there, riders would board a regular ETS transit to continue their journey. ETS is evaluating different options to determine what would work best for Edmonton residents and deliver the best value for taxpayers.
Neighbourhoods identified as potential pilot project areas
ETS is identifying neighbourhoods that do not have transit service today, or will have walking distances greater than 600 metres* to a transit stop (in the proposed new bus network) have been identified for an alternative transit solution.
*A still-to-be determined percentage of the neighbourhood must have walking distances greater than 600 metres to qualify.
The goal would be to have the alternative transit solution start at the same time as the Bus Network Redesign implementation in mid-2020.
ETS proposes to gather feedback during the pilot project to evaluate its success.
A report containing implementation details and operating costs for an alternative transit solution will go to City Council in November 2019. If approved, the solution would start to be implemented alongside the Bus Network Redesign.