Building a Community Movement for Better Transit: A Community Summit on safer, more frequent and better public transit.
Convened by Ward papastew City Councillor Michael Janz, in partnership with many others including ATU 569, University of Alberta Sustainability Council, Climate Justice Edmonton, Migrante, and the Parkland Institute.
You are invited to be a part of a community conversation about advocating for better public transit in Edmonton. You will be joining employers, business leaders, academics, community advocates, seniors, parents, students, and a cross-section of the Edmonton Community.
There have been major changes over the past year to public transit. How are we doing?
- Has the Bus Network Redesign proved successful?
- Are people returning to public transit post-covid?
- How are safety concerns on the LRT being addressed?
- How can we grow public transit ridership, reduce traffic, and meet our climate goals?
- What investments were made in the 2023 municipal budget?
- Is there a future for public transit in the age of Uber, Google and Elon Musk?
We expect that these learnings will be an opportunity to learn, connect, and advocate with other public transit users. Our goal is to get organized and build a better transit system for all riders! Raise your voice!
Get on Board: Public transit is a critical component of transportation mode shift and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set out in The City Plan. The City Plan envisions a vibrant and prosperous city with an integrated transportation network, providing residents with convenient and equitable options. A robust transit system is foundational, including an evolved mass transit network that supports mobility and connects all areas of the city.
9:00 AM Arrival, Networking
9:30 - 10:30 AM: The State of Edmonton Transit 2023: (Carrie Hotton-MacDonald - ETS)
10:45 - 11:45 AM: National trends in Public Transit (David Cooper, Leading Mobility)
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Keynote & Book talk: James Wilt: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk.
3:00 PM - Breakout rooms suggested themes (frequency, LRT, affordability, frequency, etc)
3PM - Reconvene and report
4PM - Next steps, depart to refreshments