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ETS Bus and General Transit Improvements

Had a rough day yesterday. The 747 shuttle bus to the airport was jam packed and the driver said no one else could get on leaving about 10 people to wait an hour for the next bus. . Well one guy to matters into his own hands he barged his way on knocking the diver back into his seat and slamming the driver’s door. So naturally the driver had to call security. After about 15 minutes waiting the perpetrator realizing security was on the way decided to leave Then we had to wait for security making the bus a half hour late. Lots of drama
I hope the bus operator wasn’t Ernie…

Very close to being the longest serving ETS employee/badge #1. 747 has been a pre-retirement gig for a few long time operators.
 
Growth Management Framework Update:

Developing Areas - Access to Transit Service

Percentage of dwellings within a 600 m walking distance to transit that provides service during weekday peak periods and most off-peak time periods.

Off-Peak 1 - Weekday Midday and Early Evening, Saturday Midday, and Sunday Midday

District:
Northeast - 97%
Northwest - 94%
Horse Hill - 3%
West Henday - 79%
West Edmonton - 54%
Whitemud - 100%
Mill Woods and Meadows - 93%
Southwest - 81%
Ellerslie - 91%

Total: 87%

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Transit service is exceptionally productive in Laurel (route 516)...

Why Immigrants Answer When Edmonton’s Suburbs Call:

https://ssl.eas.ualberta.ca/cms/download/file/papers/paper_552.pdf

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmo...ndeep-agrawal-university-of-alberta-1.4812255

Note: Route 516 productivity is from Feb 2023 to April 2023 service period, before frequency was increased from 60 mins to 30 mins (weekend mornings/evenings) & from 30 mins to 20 mins (weekday early evening, weekend midday) as well as route 56 extension to Meadows TC via 23 Ave & 17 Street in all time periods.
 
 
Growth Management Framework Update:

Developing Areas - Access to Transit Service

Percentage of dwellings within a 600 m walking distance to transit that provides service during weekday peak periods and most off-peak time periods.

Off-Peak 1 - Weekday Midday and Early Evening, Saturday Midday, and Sunday Midday

District:
Northeast - 97%
Northwest - 94%
Horse Hill - 3%
West Henday - 79%
West Edmonton - 54%
Whitemud - 100%
Mill Woods and Meadows - 93%
Southwest - 81%
Ellerslie - 91%

Total: 87%

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Surprised Horse Hill is so low given Evergreen trailer park which is served by the 121 has a significant number of housing units in Horse Hill (maybe the majority?) although it will dwindle as more neighbourhoods are built. Marquis East with its planned mix of housing units (mostly townhomes, rear garage homes, and front garage homes built so far) should be serviceable by transit, maybe starting with a peak hour extension of the 121.
 
I was thinking about that this week as well. I saw numerous newer buses that have AC (the ones with the big roof box on the front end) and had all their windows open as well. I would think the AC buses would need to be equipped with window locks as well, how is it going to work if people just open the windows and let all the heat in?
 
I was thinking about that this week as well. I saw numerous newer buses that have AC (the ones with the big roof box on the front end) and had all their windows open as well. I would think the AC buses would need to be equipped with window locks as well, how is it going to work if people just open the windows and let all the heat in?
Yes in theory however if the air goes out of service on the bus and the windows are sealed? Bus is out of service as probably no reserve vehicle is available.

At least with functioning windows you can get some air flow and continue in service and not take a bus out of service and inconvenience all the current and future passengers of that route(s).
 
I was thinking about that this week as well. I saw numerous newer buses that have AC (the ones with the big roof box on the front end) and had all their windows open as well. I would think the AC buses would need to be equipped with window locks as well, how is it going to work if people just open the windows and let all the heat in?
If you're talking about the buses with the big white box on the roof at the front, those are older buses retrofitted with A/C for the driver only. The newer buses with A/C are the 2000, 7000, and 8000 series, and for the 7000 and 8000 series the roof lines are extended to hide the A/C unit and provide a more streamlined look.
 

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