A city councillor brought forward a motion Tuesday to discuss the possibility of free transit in Edmonton.
He said at this point he's not asking the city to fully subsidize the bus and LRT systems, which cost about $325.5 million annually to operate. For now, the goal is to study the impact free transit could have. People are hoping it would
increase ridership and decrease the number of cars on city streets. That would reduce wear and tear on roads and could also mean fewer car accidents and injuries, leading to savings on healthcare and emergency services.
Airdrie just lowered it's fares for students, would you like to see a study done for this in our city?