To find and keep a job, people need a reliable way to get to and from work. The same goes for getting an education, visiting friends and family, or accessing the services our city has to offer. There are resources and opportunities available that can help people living in poverty regain financial stability, but to seize those opportunities, people have to be able to get to them.
This week we spoke with Councillor Michael Walters, who represents Ward 10 on Edmonton’s city council and is a strong advocate for affordable public transit. Right now, he is representing Edmonton in discussions about developing a regional transit system across 13 municipalities in the region. To hear Councillor Walters’ perspective on how access to transit benefits Edmontonians, you can watch the video above