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  1. Winnipeg Transit Battery Electric Buses

    I used BUSTXT to find the four XE40's this morning and they were all out of service. What seems to be the problem with them?
  2. Winnipeg Transit Public Signage

    I have noticed that too David. Its too bad that the Buswatch signs are breaking down. Luckily at the stops with non-functioning signs, there are timetables there. What doesn't make any sense is that some of the broken Buswatch signs are along the Transitway, most of which are only 5 years old this year! (except for Jubliee Station)
  3. Manitoba Transit Heritage Association

    The window frames haven't been installed yet. They are starting to repair the exterior.
  4. Manitoba Transit Heritage Association

    Move this post if not relevant to the thread. Over the weekend (September 16-17th), Winnipeg's Railway Museum had their annual railway days. There were the usual railway exhibits but there was one transit exhibit - Streetcar 356! 356 is the last streetcar in the city. Considering how old it is, its in remarkable condition. For example, the streetcar still has cloth from the seats, some of its original windows and the bell still works!
  5. Winnipeg Transit and area

    It was announced today that the city is considering implementing WIFI on twelve buses starting in January. The report is on the agenda for the next meeting of the Innovation Committee which means that the money for the project would be coming from the Innovation budget not Public Works. Here's a link to the announcement: http://winnipeg.ca/cao/media/news/nr_2017/nr_20170918.stm#1
  6. Winnipeg Transit and area

    Perhaps that building in front of it is a MCI facility. If that's the case, it seems odd that they would take it there instead of New Flyer.

    Compared to the 84-87 routes, I don't think the 95 services a lot of retail or schools. Those first four routes tend have 40-foot buses now especially during rush hour. I saw a D40LFR doing the 84/86 this afternoon at Fort Rouge Station and have seen 40-footers on the 85 and 87.
  8. 170-199

    Saw 192 moving around the Fort Rouge Garage this afternoon around 3:30.

    I believe it was to service routes that didn't have enough passengers for 40-foot buses such as 82-99. Some of those routes now have 40-foot buses (2, 10, 84-87, 89) on weekdays while others (1, 51, 53, 56 and DART) still have the short buses. I think it depends on ridership.
  10. Winnipeg Transit and area

    Speaking of the 78, when will Transit run it on Sundays/Holidays other than game days (it will run next Sunday for the Banjo Bowl)? Seeing as the Commons is open on Sunday and the other Crosstown Routes (75 and 77) run on Sundays, it would make sense to run it.
  11. Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    Not sure if this is the right thread but over the last few months, I have noticed a parking lot being built behind Osborne Station. It looks like a park and ride but I haven't heard anything officially. The location is between Osborne and the Red River along the bike path.
  12. Mystery Buses in Winnipeg

    I saw that bus too when I went to Folkorama a few weeks ago. Didn't Assiniboine Park use a bus like that for tours around the park?
  13. Winnipeg Transit and area

    The timetables for the fall schedule change are up on Transit's website. There are some surprises such as less trips.
  14. Winnipeg Transit and area

    The new bus stop signs are already up and the revised routing signs are also up for the 85. As that was of last week, its close to a month before the September change. I am wondering if the other revised routings have the same advance preparation. I have noticed that the Fort Rouge station doesn't have any signs yet for the 84/86, which are been routed there in the September change.
  15. CP Power

    Will CP repaint ES44's with the Beaver remains to be seen.