‘We want that transit system that people want to take and ride’
A city report released Tuesday recommends improvements for Edmonton’s problem-riddled transit system.
The report from the Office of the City Auditor assessed how the Edmonton Transit Service manages its revenue, with a major focus on the bus and LRT fare systems.
It makes eight recommendations, including mitigating fare evasion, finding non-fare revenue opportunities like advertising, and improving how ETS documents revenue management issues.
ETS branch manager Eddie Robar said the recommendations aren’t a surprise, and will be fulfilled by next summer.
“We’ve been on a path of transition at ETS for the past three, four years and [there’s] a big progression that is kind of rebuilding the foundation and the way we look at our system,” he said at a news conference on Tuesday. “We want that transit system that people want to take and ride, and we think we’ve got a good plan to achieve that.”