University of Alberta
CCIS North Lecture Theatres Edmonton AB T6G 2E9, Edmonton, AB
Michael Janz
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RECAP: Transit Camp 2023

This event has already taken place.

Thank you again for attending Transit Camp 2023! Here are the speaker videos:


Together, we can build a better public transportation system for everyone.

You are invited to be a part of a community conversation learning about the challenges and opportunities facing public transit in Edmonton.

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!

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, Working Families Edmonton, Edmonton District Labour Council, the Parkland Institute and many more.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM Arrival, Networking
  • 9:20 Welcome & Land Acknowledgement, Dr. Bob Summers, University of Alberta
  • 9:30 - 10:30 AM: Q&A The State of Edmonton Transit 2023: (Carrie Hotton-MacDonald - Branch Manager, Edmonton Transit Service)
  • 10:45 - 11:45 AM: Q&A National trends in  Public Transit (David Cooper, Leading Mobility)
  • 12:00 - 12:45 - Lunch (Vegetarian Lunch provided catered by ATU 569)
  • 12:45 - Keynote & Book talk: James Wilt: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk.
  • 2:00 PM - Shelagh Pizey-Allen, the organizer for the Toronto-based TTC Riders will be joining us virtually in the afternoon.
  • 2:30: Facilitated Breakout rooms based on audience suggested themes (Experience // Technology)
  • 3:30 PM - Next steps, departure
  • 4:00 PM - Book talk, Billiards, and Campus Food Bank Reception (James Wilt: Drinking up the Revolution)






Address: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, 2nd Floor, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7