Mayor Jeff Acker responds to funding decision by Edmonton City Council regarding Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Services Commission
The City of Spruce Grove will continue exploring new opportunities for collaborative, regional transit partnerships following the recent decision by Edmonton City Council to cancel funding for the Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Services Commission (EMTSC).
“We understand that there are difficult decisions being made during budget deliberations in municipalities right across Alberta,” said Spruce Grove Mayor Jeff Acker. “Each Council must make the best choices for the people of their community, and we respect the decision made by Edmonton City Council regarding funding EMTSC. Going forward, the City of Spruce Grove will continue working with our regional partners to explore new opportunities for collaboration on improving transit services in the region, such as the recently launched Arc fare payment system.”
“I want to reassure our residents that this decision will not have a negative impact on transit service delivery here in Spruce Grove. We remain committed to providing the reliable, efficient local and commuter transit services our residents have come to depend on.”
The City of Spruce Grove is one of eight partner municipalities in the regional commission, which also include Edmonton, Stony Plain, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Beaumont and Devon.