May 17, 2018
Edmontonians and corporate sponsors raised $238,412 towards transit tickets for people in need through the City of Edmonton’s DONATE A RIDE program.
As a result, 71 social agencies in Edmonton will receive 93,330 Edmonton Transit Service tickets to distribute to Edmontonians who require assistance to get to and from school, work, social services and other appointments.
“Every single one of these tickets is significant,” said Councillor Aaron Paquette. “One transit ticket can make the difference in getting to a successful job interview or an important visit with a health care professional.”
“The future health and sustainability of our city is dependent on transportation that serves all Edmontonians," said Councillor Andrew Knack. "On behalf of City Council, I would like to thank everyone who made a generous donation to help us achieve this vision."
It’s not too late to donate. Donations are securely accepted year-round at
DONATE A RIDE is a City of Edmonton initiated charity led by City Council, with co-chairs Councillor Andrew Knack and Councillor Aaron Paquette. Since it launched in 1996, DONATE A RIDE has provided more than 1.5 million transit tickets valued at over $3 million.