ETC Bulletin

Transit Talk, the bulletin of the Edmonton Trolley Coalition, is published four times a year to inform Edmontonians of issues relating to electric transit locally and abroad. Our current bulletin can be found in libraries and community centres throughout the city. Or you may browse back issues from this page.

July 2022 - San Francisco's Van Ness Trolleybus BRT bring Ridership Boom, Vancouver's Climate Action Plan, Calgary's Battery Bus Proposal, Edmonton and Strathcona County Test Fuel Cell Buses

July 2022 - Construction on Edmonton's Valley Line West LRT begins, Opening of Edmonton's LRT Line to Millwoods delayed as Cracks found in Piers supporting Elevated Sections, Massive Transit Service Expansion planned for Vancouver

December 2021 - Edmonton's Valley Line LRT Delayed, Baby Steps for Calgary-Banff Rail Line, High Speed Rail to Link Toronto and Quebec City

December 2020 - Edmonton and Toronto launch Battery-Electric Bus Service, Calgary Council Approves Green Line LRT Alignment and Staging

January 2020 - Vancouver looks forward to Another Generation of Electric Trolleybuses, Vancouver deploys Battery Buses

July 2019 - Edmonton's High Level Streetcar Line Gets Extension, Funding for Big LRT Expansion in Edmonton

November 2018 - Solingen, Germany moves towards 100% Electric Transit, Vancouver Celebrates 70 Years of Electric Trolleybus Service

April 2018 - Edmonton Buys Battery Buses, Seattle Voted One of Best Cities for Public Transit, Vancouver to Run Battery Buses along Marine Drive

November 2017 - Newest Trolleybus Technology features In-Motion Charging, Edmonton LRT Expansion to be funded by Alberta Carbon Tax Dollars

November 2016 - Edmonton's Hanover 601 Streetcar returns to Germany, Seattle: A Model of 21st Century Electric Transit

January 2016 - Calgary unveils sleek new LRT car, New San Francisco Trolleybuses can run long distances off grid

June 2015 - Edmontonians Anxious for Metro Line LRT Service, Air Quality Declines since Removal of Electric Trolleys

November 2014 - New Prototype Gillig/Vossloh-Kiepe Trolleybuses Arrive in Dayton, Ohio

April 2014 - Quebec Goes Electric! Green Funds announced for Montreal Trolleybus plan

November 2013 - Seattle partners with San Francisco on order for New Trolleybuses, New York abandons Hybrid Bus Technology

June 2013 - Dirty Air follows Trolleybus Abandonment in Edmonton

January 2013 - Calgary receives a Half Billion for Mass Transit

April 2012 - Seattle testing advances in electric bus technology

December 2011 - Montreal to get trolleybuses

April 2011 - Seattle Study favors Trolleybuses, Oil Prices on the Rise Again

July 2010 - Oil Giant Saudi Arabia goes Electric, Crowds usher in new LRT extension in Edmonton

January 2010 - Edmonton Embarrassed over Auditor's Report finding Wrongdoing in Hiring of Consultants

July 2009 - Edmonton Plays the Fool: City ends Electric Bus Service with Peak Oil on Horizon

March 2009 - Edmonton Administrators admit City has no Plan for coping with Peak Oil, LRT Extension to South Campus opens

September 2008 - Peak Oil Era Shocker: 1950’s style ‘transit holocaust’ enacted in Edmonton as City scraps 140 km electric trolley network

April 2008 - Edmonton City Council Decides To Decide Future of Trolleys, $300 a Barrel Oil by 2013 say Experts

December 2007 - Vancouver Report shows Superiority of Trolleys, Ballard gives up on Fuel Cells, Seattle Streetcar line opens

September 2007 - Edmonton tests new low floor trolley bus, Philadelphia gets first new trolley

April 2007 - Articulated trolleybuses soon to roll off assembly lines in Winnipeg, Seattle Plans Trolley Expansion

December 2006 - Vancouver receiving new trolleys and invests $8 million to expand trolley wire system, cut deadheading

July 2006 - 2006 Alberta Planning Conference emphasizes need to invest in electric transit

March 2006 - Odd man out: Edmonton only North American trolley system with no future commitment

January 2006 - Councillor suggests scrapping Edmonton trolley system

November 2005 - Extending the trolley system to Northgate

September 2005 - Vancouver Introduces Canadian built low floor trolley bus

April 2005 - Wellington's Trolley Bus Renewal and Greener Electric Transit

February 2005 - Vancouver's Trolley Expansion and Seattle's Hybrid Woes

November 2004 - Diesel price hikes pose threat to transit service

June 2004 - Update and review of issues

April 2004 - Keep up to date

February 2004 - Analysis of consultants study

November 2003

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