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LilZebra

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  1. When a prior transit rider group came up with the SuperExpress concept in the late 90s and presented it to Winnipeg Transit, the SuperExpress was meant as a "bridge" to LRT, similar to the B99 was to the Canada Line SkyTrain in Vancouver. I told Bill Menzies (former WT Planner) at our group that SuperExpress could be done for 10 years while Winnipeg saves up for and increases population for LRT or BRT. Given the popularity of the SuperExpress, I support an Express BLUE route.
  2. Never underestimate the power influence of the road/highway lobbyists. A Billion dollars is at stake here. Don't you think they'd rather spend that huge wad of cash on more road projects?
  3. In lookng at the map again, route 662 is the Taylor feeder bus. But what is this 636? And where are you getting the route names from, because clearly anything east of Cambridge is not R.H., but Grant Park. I know because I grew up first 9 years south of there in the Rpckwood neighbourhood.
  4. While I love electronic technology and that, I kind of have a soft spot for the old mylar roller signs I wish we'd have them back. Especially for the Red on White Express routes. That the previous 444 used to be the Santa bus.
  5. I emailed the Mayor's office on the weekend and today received a response from a WT Customer Service Rep. 16 buses, IF we get federal funding.... 4 batt. electric 40 footers 4 hydrogen - battery 40 footers 4 batt. electric 60 footers 4 hydrogen - battery 60 footers These would all be delivered in 2022.
  6. It's called "inertia" or "the status quo".
  7. So disappointed they're not 60 footers pr electric or both...like an XE60. Can we have some of those Then I saw this report. https://winnipegtransit.com/en/major-projects/transition-to-zero-emission-bus-study/
  8. What are these 99xx series buses about? The video was posted 1 month ago, but I know that the OC Transpo buses were bought in 2012. The 40 footers are from Calgary? And I dont think the video was from 2020 because no one was wearing masks. haha
  9. The current logo dates back to '77.
  10. The St. Norbert bus became the Express Kings Park and Express St. Norbert on Feb. 17, 1974. No, that doesn't sound right according to this ad. Express Kings Park initially and then some time later in the 70s Express St. Norbert. Note the feeder St. Norbert route that replaced the route operating to downtown.
  11. Salter trolleybus route, nice straight lines. Salter bus route of today goes every which way once it gets out there. Looking forward to Transit Master Plan straightening out the routes.
  12. Does there exist a Winnipeg bus route simulator route like Train Simulator? I bought TS 2021 as a Christmas present for myself this year. It'd be nice to drive these routes as they were back in the day.
  13. Sure is. A sanatorium was a medical institution where people got treated for TB. After TB was overcome, it got converted into today's St. Amant Centre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanatorium I'm surprised at two things about this route: 1) It doesn't list St. Mary's Rd. or whatever major thoroughfare that is on the map. 2) It is a very short route. DaveW, do the Sherbrook and St. Norbert documents have maps? They're missing in the scans. Note that the St. Charles route includes delineation of the Fare Zones, that were done away with in abouts 1964.
  14. I only ask because usually when WT wants to increase the fares all sorts of opposition (ie poverty groups) come out of the woodwork to oppose them. But I guess we're in an age of nickel and diming transit to death.
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