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Election Candidates Polled on Transit Issues

9 Oct 2010

EDMONTON - During recent civic elections, the investment in and improvement of public transit in Edmonton has featured prominently among the issues that voters feel are important.

As we have done in previous elections, Citizens for Better Transit, a local non-profit transit advocacy organization, has again polled candidates running for Edmonton City Council on October 18th regarding their views on current public transit issues in our city. Read more »

Posted October 15, 2010 by AEN

2010 Better Transit Award honors Llew Lawrence

23 Apr 2010

In 2005, Citizens for Better Transit launched an annual award program to recognize citizens who have made significant contributions to the improvement of public transit. Named after former city councillor and transit advocate Professor Gerry Wright, the 2009 award is sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569.

The 2010 Gerry Wright Better Transit Award recognizes the contributions of Mr. Llewellyn (Llew) A. Lawrence, former Director of Marketing and Director of Operations of the Edmonton Transit System. Read more »

Posted April 23, 2010 by Anonymous

Call for Nominations for 2010 Better Transit Award

Deadline: 
31 Mar 2010 (All day)

Do you know an individual who has made significant contributions to the improvement or advancement of public transit in the Edmonton area?  If so, would you like to see this individual's contributions recognized with the annual Gerry Wright Better Transit Award? 

Five years ago, Citizens for Better Transit introduced a public award program to recognize outstanding contributions to public transit.  Since its inception, the Gerry Wright Better Transit Award has recognized worthy citizens at the annual ETS Community Fair each April. 

Sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569 as well as other organizations and businesses, this award program is important to demonstrate to present and future generations the high value placed on individual contributions toward the improvement of our city and its quality of life.  It also serves to encourage citizens to continue to step forward and promote further improvement of our transit system. 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Award until March 31st (note extended deadline).  The Award will be presented to the chosen recipient on Saturday, April 24th at the ETS Community Fair and Opening of the Century Park LRT extension.

Nomination forms are available at www.bettertransit.ab.ca; nominations are accepted either by regular mail or electronically (email) to info [at] bettertransit [dot] ab [dot] ca

Posted March 12, 2010 by Anonymous

Public Talk: Energy and Transport in the Next Decades

Jun 9 2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Citizens for Better Transit is pleased to announce a special public presentation by Dr. Richard Gilbert, co-author of the recently released book 'Transport Revolutions' (Earthscan Publishers January 2008) on the evening of Monday, June 9th, 2008, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in the Edmonton Room of the Edmonton Public Library, Stanley Milner Branch. Gilbert's talk is entitled "Energy and Transport in the Next Decades". Read more »

Location

Edmonton Room, Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 26, 2008 by Anonymous

2007 Better Transit Award to honour Jim Brown

Citizens for Better Transit

Three years ago, Citizens for Better Transit, in partnership with the ETS Advisory Board, launched an award to recognize citizens who have made significant contributions to the improvement of public transit. Named after former city councillor and transit advocate Professor Gerry Wright, this annual award is sponsored by Siemens Canada, a world leader in transportation technologies, and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569.

The 2007 Gerry Wright Better Transit Award recognizes the contributions of Mr. J. A. (Jim) Brown. Read more »

Posted March 12, 2007 by Anonymous

Councillor’s Trolley Scrapping Plan attacks Quality of Downtown Life and Future of Transit

Edmonton Trolley CoalitionCitizens for Better Transit

May 12, 2006
For Immediate Release

Councillor Kim Krushell is taking another swing at the electric trolley buses that serve in 46 central Edmonton neighborhoods. Based on an enquiry into trolley costs, she's claiming the trolley system is expensive and wants it scrapped.

"In the face of soaring oil prices and growth in the number of trolley systems worldwide, this continued push to scrap our trolleys is really giving Edmonton a bad name," says Brian Tucker, Chair of the Edmonton Trolley Coalition. "On one hand we’re concerned about diesel fumes and what they do to our health. We face growing traffic noise issues, and we want to revitalize downtown. Yet we’re trying to eliminate the only vehicle on city streets other than the bicycle that doesn’t emit fumes and runs in near silence. There’s something wrong with this picture." Tucker says the trolley bus has qualities that are priceless when you look at creating a positive image for our growing downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods. "All Edmontonians benefit from a city centre that is cleaner and quieter." Read more »

Posted May 15, 2006 by russ

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