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  1. TRANSIT SMARTENS UP Smart Cards due to replace paper tickets in June http://uniter.ca/view/transit-smartens-up
  2. Winnipeg Transit adds four electric buses to fleet http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-transit-adds-four-electric-buses-to-fleet-1.2852413
  3. There were many news articles on May 2. At that time, David Wardrop, head of Winnipeg Transit, stated regular service should start in the Fall. As part of testing before that, "shadow service" was/is to occur (following regular buses but without picking up passengers).
  4. Sorry if this was posted long ago already (I couldn't find it). It's from 2009, by Marty Green (of 'Math with Marty' fame) and is an alternative and somewhat humourous viewpoint of how Winnipeg Transit's routing could be restructured. Make of it what you will. 1) http://accesswinnipe...8/transit-woes/ 2) http://accesswinnipe...portation-woes/ 3) http://accesswinnipe...f-transit-woes/ Slides: http://www.onforeign...ter_bus_system/ Vid:
  5. On Sep 17, 2013, there was a Zero Emission Bus Technology Summit and Workshop in Diamond Bar, California. Here is the slideshow that New Flyer presented, regarding the BEB (Battery Electric Bus). They also presented on the FCEB (Fuel Cell Electric Bus).. which I personally think has no future. http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/bus/zbus/workshop/1e_Naylor.pdf
  6. Finally, a plan for rapid transit $600 million needed to complete route to U of M By: Bartley Kives Posted: 11/20/2013 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/finally-a-plan-for-rapid-transit-232621931.html
  7. Just saw this today: Southwest Transitway Project: Public Information Session Winnipeg's City Council recently approved the alignment for the extension of the Southwest Transitway from Jubilee Avenue to the University of Manitoba. As part of the design of the precise location for the transitway within the approved alignment, the project team is currently identifying opportunities and constraints. Please attend to find out more about the project and to provide input on such topics as station sites, active transportation pathways, transit routes, and other considerations for the transitway. Where: Canad Inns,1824 Pembina Hwy. When: Drop in between 3:30 to 5:30 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday, November 18th and/or Tuesday, November 19th For more information please contact: Donovan Toews, Landmark Planning & Design Inc. 204-453-8008 http://winnipegtransit.com/en/southwest-transitway
  8. Does anyone know if any of these will carry students to the UofM, via the Rapid Transit line?
  9. 4 years, this article states? http://www.newflyer.com/index/2012_10_26_sdtc_award
  10. Does anyone else want to add some back-of-the-envelope calculations here? Chicago ordered 2 of these battery-electric buses for $2.2mil. Wpg Transit says after 12 years, the amount spent on diesel fuel for a bus is $500K. That doesn't include the engine maintenance/repair costs (what are those?). And then how much does one of these bus replacement batteries cost? Probably a significant chunk of the purchase price?
  11. Too bad I can't use the NFC technology that's on my smartphone, as is done in Japan and is crazy fast. Oh well, at least we're finally getting into the 1990s...
  12. "Transit will have four electric buses incorporated into its daily schedule late 2014." Permanently? http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Transit-ridership-increasing-at-double-the-growth-of-the-city--227261581.html
  13. Increasing at double the rate of the population growth of Winnipeg! That's good news (although many of you probably already knew this). http://www.winnipegf...-227261581.html
  14. It looks in this picture like the people are NOT standing in a line to enter the bus. I've noticed this many times with Winnipeg passengers. Doesn't seem fair. Contrast that to Montreal, where everyone lines up uniformly.
  15. "...roll out about 5 of these at the beginning of the Fall, maybe another 5 to 10 in November, and then the remaining ones in the early Winter of 2014." Source: Winnipeg Transit Riders Association on March 23rd (sorry if this was posted elsewhere):
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