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  1. Winnipeg Transit and area

    Perhaps of interest to those who follow such things. Today Winnipeg received word of Federal funding for a Rapid Transit Master Plan and Prioritization Study (amongst other projects in Manitoba): http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/manitobans-to-benefit-from-greener-more-sustainable-transit-options-and-water-services-650279963.html Such a study will be useful because it should answer questions as to which rapid transit corridor to construct next, if the concept of the six-spoke rapid transit system in the 2011 Transportation Master Plan still makes sense, etc.
  2. Winnipeg Transit and area

    The plan is for it to open for the next update of timetables, December 17th.
  3. Winnipeg Transit and area

    There was a list in an article on the Free Press today https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/tory-funding-freeze-scuttled-bridge-plan-city-official-says-445945653.html (paywall) which included a list of the cancelled Transit projects: $1.805 million: Transit shop equipment upgrade/replacement $550,000: Transit vehicle purchases $600,000: Transit rapid overhead doors at wash rack $200,000: Transit administration building washroom renovation $150,000: Transit main and secondary water line replacement $1.3 million: Transit asset management IT solutions $1.4 million: Transit hoist repair/replacement
  4. Winnipeg Transit and area

    In the news this morning, it's mentioned that a future study on Winnipeg's rapid transit network is being proposed, but also that a number of Transit and transportation projects are being abandoned. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-greenway-cancelled-funding-1.4294128
  5. Winnipeg Transit and area

    I heard the rationale for the change to the north end of the routes was to tie-in to the transitway to make easier connections with routes on it to go north/south. I hear there are a lot of complaints about the changes to 84,86, and 94.
  6. New Winnipeg - Selkirk service

    Sure didn't expect them to "upgrade" from a Sprinter to an ex-school bus...
  7. Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    That parking is for use by Transit employees; it's to address lost parking resulting from the Fort Rouge garage expansion.
  8. Winnipeg Transit and area

    Often lately one has often been parked in the front drive at the Fort Rouge garage (421 Osborne) for use in training.
  9. Winnipeg Transit and area

    No they're not rebuilding all the terminals, the Polo Park work was initiated by the owners of the mall. The work on Graham was due to the ongoing problems with the paving bricks - it was decided this had to happen. There have been some issues with presenting information on the southwest corridor but I've heard this is being looked into... so that more information can be presented. ... There's an article currently on the Free Press website talking about the ongoing issue of fare evasion in Winnipeg, linking it to bus drivers being put at risk if they argue with individuals over paying the fare. The gist of the article is that it's unfair for this to be permitted if most people still pay the fare. Any thought for how WT should address this going forward? Should we go to proof-of-payment? The article suggests fares should be eliminated for everyone but that's not a good idea.
  10. Winnipeg Transit and area

    I heard that the U of M station is going to just have a row of shelters rather than the station-style shelters at the other stations along the corridor.
  11. 170-199

    Further to the "how do the seats feel?", I'm currently riding 173... the passenger seats feel a bit like the foam they use for meats at a grocery store, or like a spongy shower mat. The seat next to me has already been defaced with permanent marker. Certainly a change from the standard cloth seats. P.S., A/C working adequately.
  12. Eastern Transit Corridor

    The spot being looked at is two adjacent parcels, the Insect Control Branch site and the snow dump land on the west side of the Public Works Yard on Thomas Ave.
  13. Eastern Transit Corridor

    In July, there were a few pop-up events where the Eastern Corridor Study's consultants were out at farmers markets in Winnipeg to talk to people about transit in general and about the Eastern Corridor Study. They posted some of the presentation materials online: http://winnipegtransit.com/assets/1958/17M-00063-00_ECS_Pop-up_Boards_170629_clean_formatted.pdf The last page of this is interesting, they showed a number of BRT concepts from other cities, including different ways of integrating BRT lanes on-street, and an image showing all-door boarding.
  14. 170-199

    171 and 172 resting at the island at Fort Rouge Garage.
  15. Winnipeg Transit and area

    924 headed out on a tow truck this morning.
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