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Edmonton Transit making major bus service changes

An Edmonton Transit System bus.
An Edmonton Transit System bus. File/Global News

The City of Edmonton is making substantial changes to ETS bus service, with 50,000 service hours being redistributed starting Sunday.

The changes include additions to address overcrowding and growing travel demand, cancellations and reductions to routes with low ridership, and changes to reduce wait times at bus stops and improve connection reliability at transit centres.

All of the changes have been posted on the city’s website.

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The city said some routes that are being cancelled or reduced have had fewer than eight passengers on a 34-seat bus.

Some of the increased service include route extensions to routes 11, 44, 130 and 145.

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Edmonton Transit is looking at what its priority should be with buses over the next 10 years. It will be present a Transit Strategy vision and guiding principles to city council in the spring of 2017.

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