Edmonton Transit in 2009 - Blog
I think 2009 was a very interesting year for transit in Edmonton! There were a number of big successes, such as the launch of trip planning with Google Transit, new LRT cars, the opening of the South Campus LRT Extension, experiments with dedicated bus lanes and smart cards, the release of data for developers, lots of support for transit to the Edmonton International Airport, completion of major construction on the South LRT extension, and of course, the approval of the NAIT, West, and Southeast LRT lines. There was also some sad news, such as the violence against bus drivers and other security issues. And finally, some transit news from 2009 is either positive or negative depending on how you look at it, such as the end of trolley buses. Here are some of the transit-related headlines from 2009: 12/16: City Council approves NAIT, West, Southeast LRT lines 12/16: West LRT Follow Up 12/03: 2009 ETS Stuff A Bus Results 11/19: Hope Springs Eternal for Light Rail City 11/18: Airport