Transportation

At the April 3rd Urban Planning Committee a report was presented based on an inquiry I made in December of 2017 regarding the Minister of Transportation reorienting the Department of Transportation to prepare for the rise of automated (autonomous, self-driving) vehicles in Alberta. While the province has been preparing for a variety of Intelligent Transportation systems for many years, January of 2019 will mark the beginning of

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After a meeting that covered multiple days, we finally have a clear picture of the additional improvements that will be made to the Valley Line West LRT. I want to start by thanking everyone that took the time to come out to speak at the Public Hearing. Also, thanks to those who couldn’t attend but took the time to share

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On March 21st, City Council will be given a detailed analysis on the options for grade separation at key intersections along the West Valley Line LRT route. When we first raised the idea of separating the LRT from traffic a few years ago, it was done based on substantial feedback from people who wanted to minimize the traffic impact at

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The City of Edmonton has a Smart Roads plan that works to move goods and people as efficiently as possible. Smart traffic signals are being tested and implemented in cities across North America. Some test cities like Pittsburgh are incorporating signals that can communicate with each other, adjust on-demand, and provide real-time data. The results of the pilot to date are reductions of 40

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A motion was put forth today for administration to provide a report on the Valley Line LRT extension to West Edmonton. The intent of the report is to compare costs between BRT and LRT for the Valley Line West and will be made available in March. Here are my thoughts on bus rapid transit (BRT) and LRT because I believe

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Edmonton’s transit needs are changing and will continue to change as our city grows. The transit needs of Edmontonians don’t stop at our transit hubs, or outside the Henday. Therefore earlier today I put forward the following notice of motion to explore how we might be able to use emerging transportation technology in Edmonton: Preamble: Around the world emerging transportation

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As part of its ongoing commitment to public engagement, the City of Edmonton has established five Citizen Working Groups along the Valley Line West LRT alignment. Citizen Working Groups are a major method of engaging with neighbouring communities during the updating of preliminary design, procurement, detailed design and construction of the Valley Line West LRT. These groups are made up

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The approved budget for Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) in 2017 was over $364 million which makes it the single largest budget item for the City of Edmonton. The revenue from fares cover approximately $141 million which means over $220 million of the ETS budget is covered through our tax dollars. Whether you use transit today or believe you will never

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You may have heard about the Transit Strategy  report that came to the Urban Planning Committee on July 5th for review. Most of the news coverage focused on a small component of the overall strategy so I’d like to point out a few things that I feel are important to the discussion.   The public engagement process for the Transit

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The Valley Line West is a 14 km light-rail extension from 102 Street downtown to Lewis Farms Transit Centre. As you may know, the City of Edmonton received funding last fall through the Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund to review and refine preliminary design work from 2013.  This work is important in order for the City to update changes that

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