The City of Beaumont is exploring the need for local transit within our community. While the City currently operates a commuter transit service into Edmonton, this feasibility study will look at local transit service within Beaumont, since the City does not currently offer a transit service within its boundaries.
The project will explore, develop and compare different options for types of local transit services and recommend the most suitable system for Beaumont. Input from the public will be a critical part of the process.
Public engagement will happen in two phases. In the first phase of engagement, the City wants to build awareness and understanding of the project and how the public can get involved. Specifically, the City wants to hear about the community’s needs and desire for local public transit, as well as future/potential destinations and routes for local transit.
A second phase of engagement – anticipated early 2023 – will ask the public to review and comment on draft project deliverables.
Public engagement opportunities
On September 24, 2022, the project team asked residents to share their needs and possible destinations or routes within Beaumont for transit services. Residents were invited to visit with the team at Taste of Beaumont to share thoughts and ask questions. In addition, the project team ran an online survey from September 23 to October 11.
The initial highlights of the community survey regarding local transit in Beaumont are available now. The project team is currently analyzing results from this survey and together with findings from research and technical works, will be making recommendation on the most suitable, if any, local transit system for Beaumont. The final report will be presented to Council in the spring of 2023.