Monday, April 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

With luck, when Edmontonians look back on April 25, 2009, they will mark it as the day public transit reached a sort-of critical mass, after which further expansion and improvement was driven by growth in ridership and by clamour in unserved communities, rather than by the fond hopes of politicians and advocates of different, denser kinds of cities.


Matt Fisher said...

That marks the 31th anniversary of light rail in Edmonton. I rode LRT there when I was in Alberta six years ago, and their LRT system has a subway, unlike Calgary's C-Train, although there still is some apparent discussions about a subway, which had been earlier proposed.

Matt Fisher said...

By the way, two weeks ago, when I found a book about electric transit in Edmonton, I found interesting a photograph of a streetcar functioning as a rare "library car". That idea of a "library car" is based on that libraries use buses to function as mobile libraries, or "bookmobiles". It was in the late 1940s.

Furthermore, about me, I'm a graduate of the Library & Information Technician program at Algonquin College. I am not making this up.

Jon said...

i heard rumors that their electric trolley buses ended service last friday, is this true? i couldnt find any articles about this. anyone know?