Last November, Edmonton City Council, voted not to fund the Regional Transit Commission, effectively killing the initiative as a Commission driven plan. It did not end the idea of Regional Transit.
Media agents remain interested in the concept and shortly, an article will be published with some details of the area municipalities’ Plan B.
The plan will provide regional service operated proportionally by the various transit systems and paid for by whichever system is operating it. No change to ETS’ service hours will be driven by the inauguration of this service.
The Plan is good news. In a matter of a few months, a regional system will have been put in place -a system that the Commission couldn’t deliver in the 12 years leading to its demise. There’s no expensive CEOs or consultants or insurance or lawyers – just people working together to get a job done. Just like the Union said it should be all along.