View the final draft of the proposed bus network.
The Bus Network Redesign would better connect Edmontonians to where they need to go today and in the future through more efficient routes. It would deliver safe, fast, convenient and reliable service. It would also balance the needs of transit users and long-term City building goals by creating a more efficient system and improving service levels.
Edmonton’s transit network reboot is the first step in bringing Edmontonians’ Transit Strategy to life. From 2015 to 2017, residents told us what they expect from their transit service. The bus network redesign is the first major step toward better meeting the needs of transit users in our city.
Every bus route in the proposed network would be new. They were designed around providing:
- Frequent routes in inner areas of the city for residents who rely on transit as their primary way of getting around.
- Express routes in outer areas of the city who commute downtown or the university area for work.
- Crosstown routes in outer areas of the city to connect city quadrants.
- Local routes to connect neighbourhoods to the frequent, express and crosstown network.
- Community routes to connect residents with local destinations, including seniors hubs.
Transit users would enjoy many benefits in the proposed network:
- Buses come more often, especially in peak hours, across the network.
- Expanded service into evenings and weekends in communities that do not have it today.
- Straighter routes with more direct service.
The public engagement period for the proposed bus network concluded in fall 2018. What We Heard reports are available on the public engagement page. Citizens who wish to provide additional feedback may do so by submitting a request to speak to City Council's Urban Planning Committee on November 19, 2019.
If the proposed bus network redesign is approved by City Council, transit users can expect to learn about the new routes and schedules by summer 2020.
November 19, 2019: Proposed bus network and new transit service standards presented to City Council's Urban Planning Committee.
Spring 2020: Installation of new temporary and permanent bus stop signs begins.
Summer 2020: New schedules and online trip planning available for the proposed network.
Summer 2020: Public outreach to help customers prepare for the proposed network roll out.
August 30, 2020 - Launch Day: City staff on site to help transit customers use the proposed network.