Today, I was honoured to participate in the media release about safety improvements that were made to Edmonton Transit last year, and to announce the rollout of the new Transit Watch text message feature.
Users can text Transit Watch 24/7 at 780-442-4900 to discreetly report any safety concerns. ETS Control Centre will receive and respond to concerns just as they would a phone call.
This system does not replace 9-1-1. Emergency calls should still be directed to 9-1-1.
These improvements were based on input from many community groups and agencies, all part of an effort to make our city and transit system safer, particularly for women and girls.
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