Route 747 celebrates 100,000+ rider milestone
Media invited to celebration
August 21, 2013 (Edmonton, AB) – Edmonton Transit System (ETS) & Edmonton International Airport (EIA) are celebrating the milestone of 100,000 riders served by regularly scheduled bus service between Century Park and EIA. Media are invited to attend.
ETS began operating Route 747 in April 2012, linking Edmonton International Airport into the City of Edmonton’s public transit system. This convenient, low-cost transportation option to EIA has grown steadily in popularity, with Route 747 now carrying over 10,000 passengers per month, and reaching the 100,000 rider mark in August 2013.
Date: Thursday August 22, 2013
Location: Century Park Transit Centre (map attached)
Time: 3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
3:40 p.m. SHARP – Media availability with Myron Keehn, EIA VP of Commercial Development and Ken Koropeski, ETS Spokesperson
3:54 p.m. Route 747 bus with passengers arrives from EIA
3:55 p.m. Welcome from EIA and ETS
3:56 p.m. Musical entertainment and interview passengers
4:00 p.m. Media opportunity to ride bus to EIA (optional)
Event Visuals/Photo Opportunity:
- EIA VP Myron Keehn and ETS Director Ken Koropeski welcoming passengers at Century Park with Route 747 bus in the background
- Musicians on bus
- Riders boarding / disembarking with gifts