ETS launches new bus scheduling tool

Edmontonians can now rely on their email inbox to plan their bus route through the city.

Edmontonians can now rely on their email inbox to plan their bus route through the city.

Edmonton Transit has launched its Live Email & Ride service which relies on GPS technology and your computer or smartphone to send information about bus stop scheduling.

To use the service, you send an email to ETSLive@edmonton.ca with the stop number in question as the subject line. A response email, sent within “moments,” will report the next departure times scheduled for that stop.

The service will provide both real-time and scheduled departure times for buses along two city routes – the 111 and 128 – that have already been equipped with Smart Bus technology that tracks the buses’ progress.

Live GPS tracking is also going to be added to two more routes – the 7 and 57 – next month.

Customers at both the University and West Edmonton Mall transit centres can also get real-time schedule information from the ETS Live Departures Boards installed on site.

ETS plans to have the entire city bus fleet on a GPS tracking system within two years, budget permitting.

You can learn more about the service here.

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