Expanded, rebranded Leduc Transit begins operations Sept. 2
Aug. 20, 2014 — Dignitaries and transit representatives got on board with Leduc Transit when the expanded and rebranded intermunicipal transit service was unveiled this morning.
The service offers new local routes, expanded commuter service – with stops at the Edmonton International Airport, Leduc Business Park, Nisku Industrial Business Park and the Century Park Transit Centre in south Edmonton – and nine new buses equipped with various features for customer comfort and safety.
“The Government of Alberta, through the GreenTRIP program, is committed to investing in innovative projects that better connect our communities,” says Hon. Wayne Drysdale, Minister of Transportation. “Leduc’s improved intermunicipal transit service will help to reduce traffic congestion on provincial highways and serve a need in the region.”
In March 2013, the provincial government provided more than $3.4 million in capital grant funding to be directed towards the $5.165-million initiative. The City of Leduc will pay 65 per cent of the ongoing operating cost, with Leduc County contributing the remaining 35 per cent.
“The province’s commitment to supporting viable and environmental options for commuters should be commended,” says City of Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke. “We anticipate usage of Leduc Transit system will continue to increase as our region continues to grow.”
Transit ridership in the region has increased roughly 25 per cent annually since C-Line was introduced in November 2010. C-Line was the previously-offered single-route service connecting individuals in the City of Leduc and Nisku to the City of Edmonton and vice versa.
“We are proud of the collaboration between Leduc County and the City of Leduc to bring our residents and commuters an enhanced intermunicipal transit service,” says Leduc County Mayor John Whaley. “We look forward to the continued benefits this service provides to our ratepayers, the environment and the region.”