horseman

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  1. Stadium Station as of this afternoon: west side... ...and east side.
  2. They added some extra online activities to the Eastern Corridor Study pages: This one has you add locations that you think are important in the study area, for possible determination of the routing: https://www.winnipegecs.engagingplans.net/places This one has you make comments on some of the project elements, like the need for a new transit garage, the Louise Bridge replacement, etc.:https://www.winnipegecs.engagingplans.net/additional This one asks you to comment on the criteria that will be used to evaluate options, say if they've missed anything: https://www.winnipegecs.engagingplans.net/criteria
  3. In this one: http://www.winnipeg.ca/finance/findata/matmgt/documents//2015/555-2015//555-2015_ADDENDUM_2/555-2015_Addendum_2-Appendix_E-R1.pdf, the design vehicles for use in designing the garage include bike racks in their overall length.
  4. Saw it on Wednesday just before noon near Union Station: 998 with the trailer. (I think David W posted a better picture of it within this thread of it in the WT garage.)
  5. There is an updated set of webpages for the Eastern Corridor Study on the Winnipeg Transit website at http://winnipeg.ca/easterncorridor. There's a list of public engagement events coming up in May. One element of interest is the "Idea Wall" where they are looking for general comments, ideas, aspirations about the project... https://winnipegecs.engagingplans.net/ideas
  6. Have heard an update that there were some delays but the public engagement is set to kick off this week, with some public engagement taking place mid-month.
  7. Haven't seen it mentioned here yet, so thought I'd do so. Jarrett Walker, known in public transit circles for his "Human Transit" book and website (http://humantransit.org) will be coming to Winnipeg to speak in May, as well as some meetings and workshop discussion with City Council and Winnipeg Transit. Given Mr. Walker has some high profile success stories under his belt for overhauling transit systems to do more with the existing resources they have (such as in Houston recently -- that's been a very visible success story) potentially it could be interesting going forward. The public is invited to a talk at the Manitoba Museum by Mr. Walker: WHEN: Thursday May 11, 7-9 PM WHERE: Manitoba Museum Planetarium Auditorium, 190 Rupert Ave There are also two follow up events planned: Local Transit Panel – Richardson College for the Environment Atrium, University of Winnipeg, May 18 at 7 PM Discuss the Bus, a community roundtable – Richardson College for the Environment Atrium, University of Winnipeg, May 27 at 1:30 PM Sponsors include: Amalgamated Transit Union Assiniboine Credit Union The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Downtown Winnipeg BIZ West End BIZ — Winnipeg Exchange District Business Improvement Zone The University of Winnipeg
  8. Look for some changes to come to this area at the next SPC IRPW meeting.
  9. Glad to hear you like the idea of "Information Kiosk" style signage, even if you don't love the style of the output. Good for Transit to hear. Transit's working on getting these displays into a form that can be used outdoors, however equipment that can handle the climate of Winnipeg means a regular TV or monitor isn't up to the task. I was in Halifax a few years ago, their transit terminals have displays that are much more like an airport's arrivals/departures style format. There is also the Transitscreen company appearing in other cities, that has a different format again -- simple but effective.
  10. My understanding is the public engagement / start of major communication with the public on the eastern corridor functional study is slated to get started towards the end of March.
  11. Another mystery bus, I have seen this one at Winnipeg Transit a couple of times. (I'm still fairly new around here so maybe this one has been discussed in detail before.)
  12. Consultant for the eastern corridor study was announced today: Story on CBC's website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/rapid-transit-east-route-winnipeg-1.3908705 City of Winnipeg press release: http://www.winnipeg.ca/cao/media/news/nr_2016/nr_20161222.stm#1
  13. U of M should have had a proper terminal, not just upgraded on-street stops. Would have been nice to see an enclosed weather-protected transit *station* with other uses integrated into it, similar to Balmoral terminal at U of W.
  14. The Stadium station isn't really intended for regular day-to-day operations at the U of M -- I believe it will only be used on event days at the stadium, the rest of the time buses won't stop at the big platform, but rather at a small station on the east end of the large platform just before the intersection of University and Dysart before continuing towards the heart of the U of M. There is to be a re-working/upgrading of the existing transit terminal on Dafoe for U of M riders.
  15. Check out the drone footage around the IGF station: http://winnipegtransit.com/en/major-projects/rapid-transit/southwest-corridor/news