COVID-19 update: Changes to transit
March 16, 2020

Today, Mayor Don Iveson and Interim City Manager Adam Laughlin announced changes in transit services in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Effective Tuesday, March 17, transit services will be reduced across the city from normal weekday levels to Saturday service levels. If you are a frequent transit user, ETS is moving to the Saturday schedule seven days a week. Occasional transit users should keep checking for online information about when and where to catch a ride. All school service routes will be cancelled.

“If we reduce the number of buses and LRT on our city streets, we can further increase the level of cleaning and disinfecting taking place on these critical services that Edmontonians rely on,” said Mayor Don Iveson, “Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of Edmontonians and City employees during these trying times.”

“We understand that this is a difficult time right now for Edmontonians,” said Adam Laughlin, Interim City Manager. “We are continuing to work closely with Alberta Health Services to understand how we can better ensure the safety of our operators and customers, while still providing a daily service that people rely on.”

There is no change to DATS service at this time and regular operation will continue. 

The reduced service schedule will also allow ETS to better protect transit operators. All buses remaining in service will have bus shields, allowing more effective distancing for operators and for customers.
Updated information about transit service can be found at General information about the City of Edmonton’s response to COVID-19 is available at
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