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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 170-199

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

    924 headed out on a tow truck this morning.
  7. Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

  8. Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    Stadium Station as of this afternoon: west side... ...and east side.
  9. Eastern Transit Corridor

    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
  10. Winnipeg Transit and area

    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.
  11. Winnipeg Transit Battery Electric Buses

    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.)
  12. Eastern Transit Corridor

    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
  13. Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    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.
  14. Jarrett Walker coming to Winnipeg

    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
  15. Winnipeg Transit and area

    Look for some changes to come to this area at the next SPC IRPW meeting.