‘We’ll fix this’: Edmonton mayor responds to overcrowding on transit after COVID-19 schedule changes

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson apologized after a decision from the City of Edmonton to limit transit schedules in response to COVID-19 led to overcrowding on some buses Tuesday.

In a tweet, Iveson said he has heard concerns about the service adjustments and that he is “sorry about this.”

Messages and photos began circulating Tuesday morning of packed buses.

The city had announced on Monday that schedules would be limited to a Saturday schedule all week, in an effort to reduce spread of COVID-19.

Interim city manager Adam Laughlin said Monday Edmonton had seen a 22 per cent decrease in transit ridership and he expected that to increase due to school classes being cancelled.

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