Welcome to our website.
The Essential Transit Association is a Canadian non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of public transit users, pedestrians, and cyclists across the country. We try to provide the information, tools, and voice to make sure that issues affecting our safety every day are brought forward, discussed, and resolved.
Mapping St. John's: Walking Trails
We now have the ability, through tools offered by Google, to add walking trails and paths to Google Maps.
Many trails throughout the city are already included on Google Maps, however a significant number of them are not.
We are currently in the process of mapping the trails in Bowring Park, and some of the East Coast Trail. We plan on mapping as much of the East Coast Trail in the St. John's area as possible.
If there are any OFFICIAL walking trails in your area that are not on Google Maps already please let us know and we can add them. An official trail/path is one that is intended for public use.
Google Maps has a feature that allows people to search for "walking directions" between two locations. The more trails we add to the map the more options people will have when planning how to get from one point to another on foot or by bicycle.
You can let us know of any trails in your areas through our Contact Form
or our Facebook page at facebook.com/EssentialTransit
Posted on 30 May 2012 by Sherwin Flight
Update: New Transit News Site
We are getting very close to the launch of our new news site. The new site will bring you the latest transit related news from across the country.
We have close to 1000 articles indexed already, and are adding more on a daily basis.
We still have some finishing touches to put on it before it is ready, but we will keep you posted on the progress of this as we get closer to launching the new site.
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Sherwin Flight
Temporary Suspension of News on Our Website
As we mentioned last week we are working on a new transit news website that makes it easier to view and search for transit related news.
To avoid having to post news to our current system, and the one that is in progress, we are temporarily suspending the publishing of transit news on our website to allow us to get the news articles added to the new system. Relevant news articles will still be posted to our various pages on Facebook though, so you can still follow stories of interest.
Once the new system is up and running news from the new system will still be shown in the ticker on the right side of our website at http://www.essentialtransit.com
as it is now.
We expect the new system to be up and running within the next week or so.
Posted on 11 Mar 2012 by Sherwin Flight
In The Works: New Transit News Site
Making news relating to public transit and pedestrian issues easily
available to the public is an important part of what we do. Without
having the necessary news and information easily available it is hard to
keep track of ongoing issues and make an informed opinion on many
While we do currently have a news section on
our webpage it is lacking in many features that we want to make
available. One of the big features that is lacking is the ability to
search the news articles, and to sort news based on location.
To make it even easier to get all of your transit
news in one place we have decided to launch a new website dedicated
entirely to news. It'll be your "one stop shop" for all Canadian transit
related news. It includes the ability to view news based on province,
and news articles can be searched easily. This will also give us the
ability to offer other online groups automated access to news of
importance in their local areas as well. So, as an example, a Facebook
group in Vancouver could have any news for the province of B.C.
automatically published to their Facebook page.
site is currently under development, but you can check out a screenshot
of it here: Screenshot of Transit News page
We expect the site to be up and running within the
next couple of weeks, and a message will be posted here when it is
Posted on 07 Mar 2012 by Sherwin Flight