About the Edmonton Trolley Coalition
The Edmonton Trolley Coalition, founded in 2001, is a
registered non-profit society incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act representing Edmontonians on specific public transit issues. The Coalition consists of individual members and community organizations. The Coalition advocates a vision of:
- A fully integrated and balanced multimodal public transit system that includes an electric light rail system, electric trolleybuses in specific heavily traveled corridors, and an effective motor bus system.
- Responsible choices and practices with respect to transit vehicle noise, exhaust emissions and health impacts, with particular emphasis on densely inhabited areas like Downtown.
- Enhancement and extension of electric transit operations in future: LRT expansion and improvement, installation of trolleybuses with In-Motion Charging on heavy trunk routes in core areas, battery electric vehicles where appropriate.
- Upgrading and renewal of existing equipment to meet current service requirements for accessibility, reliability and effectiveness.
In order to ensure an effective public transit system for the future, Edmonton needs to re-establish a vision for a quality public transit system.