Regional Transit Services Commission Enters Next Phase

October 16, 2020

The Regional Transit Services Commission (RTSC) Interim Board is working on two primary
milestones for 2020; approval from The Government of Alberta to legally form the commission
and the selection of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The RTSC Interim Board, made up of elected officials from the City of Beaumont, the Town of
Devon, the City of Edmonton, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, the City of Leduc, the City of
Spruce Grove, the City of St. Albert, and the Town of Stony Plain, continue to work closely with
the Government of Alberta to legally form the Commission. The Board is both encouraged by
progress made to date with the application and are looking forward to recruiting the founding
CEO.

“The CEO will work with the Board to create a strategic plan to guide the start-up and operations
of the Commission. They will build their leadership team and surround themselves with talented
leaders who can deliver on the vision and mission of the RTSC,” states St. Albert Councillor and
board chair Wes Brodhead.

The Interim Board has hired a talent management firm to conduct the CEO search and could
begin interviewing candidates as early as December. A final offer will be extended to the
successful candidate pending the Province’s approval for the establishment of the Commission
as a legal entity. The Board will work closely with the CEO to drive the success of the RTSC,
which seeks to bring municipal transit services together for the benefit of one region.

“Public transit is an essential part of the region’s economic growth, connecting people to jobs,
education and training, and facilitating worker mobility. Transit also connects people to
recreation, healthcare and other essential services, reducing social isolation and contributing to
positive health outcomes for riders,” Councillor Brodhead explained.

Learn more about the Regional Transit Service Commission.