Addressing poverty in a community requires examining public transportation. Accessible and affordable transit is identified by EndPovertyEdmonton as one of the six game changers for poverty elimination.
The Ride Transit Program is intended to support Edmontonians with low income in accessing education, employment, and recreation opportunities. In 2018, the City of Edmonton entered into an agreement with AndersonDraper Consulting Inc., an independent evaluation company, to undertake an evaluation of the Ride Transit Program. The evaluation was overseen by a Steering Committee and managed internally by the Manager, Service Design, Business Performance and Customer Experience.
Major Findings This evaluation provides insight to better understand the successes and challenges of the Ride Transit Pilot. As a result, more clarity exists as to who is using the program and how access can be improved and expanded.
Evidence collected through this evaluation indicates the following outcomes are being achieved:
Title:Transit training program for mentally handicapped individuals: needs analysis.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Citation:Prepared for Transportation Systems Design Department, The City of Edmonton
Subject:Disabilities - physical, mental - programs, services|split|Transportation - for persons with disabilities
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1981
The Edmonton Social Planning Council produced a position paper which outlines the benefit of creating a universal transit pass that will benefit Edmontonians in need.