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  1. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit and area

    Rode the 44 Grey London bus this afternoon on the FREE ride day. I know I could have taken the 47 Transcona Regent, but that was another 15 mins. wait from Concert Hall Stn. That route should be turnedd into a suburban feeder for that part of town, 'cause gee whiskers ... it goes this way, then turns that way, then around this way. Enough to make my head spin. If the downtown part were cancelled and it became route 444 or somethng like that it would speed up service and take one more bus route out of downtown.
  2. LilZebra

    Winnipeg and Artic Buses

    I know, but it might be faster to just ride it inside.
  3. LilZebra

    Winnipeg and Artic Buses

    Would it be acceptable, if the new artic. were not crammed full, to take a mountain bike inside?
  4. LilZebra

    Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    Can't these buses go down Harrow or Stafford and then on Pembina Hwy. and then to Beaumont? I mean, that's why I don't like these ambiguous maps WT is providing. I know there's going to be several feeders serving this Stn., so why not the Grant routes too? The 697 Wildwood feeder takes Pembina > Windermere > Beaumont to get to and from Beaumont Stn. The Grant buses can use this routing too, except that the Grant buses would get to/from Pembina via Harrow or Stafford.
  5. LilZebra

    Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    OK, so let's move on (pardon the pun). Continuing on from the discussion about improving the routing of the 95, let's work on improving the 65 Grant Express and 66 Grant routes. Do they really need to go all the way downtown once Phase II is opened? No, I don't think so. Ideally, would have been nice to have an underground Stafford Stn. at Pembina, but this is I guess "the cards we're dealt". So: 65 Grant Express Beaumont Stn. 65 Grant Express Charleswood (or list a Loop in the Charleswood are) 66 Grant Beaumont Stn. 66 Grant Charleswood No more 66 Grant Unicity. If you want to go there, you'll need a feeder bus going over the Perim. Hwy. bridge. Passengers wanting to continue onto Polo Park would transfer to a 74 Kenaston at Kenaston and Grant. Heated Transit shelter will be located on the SE or NE corner of Grant @ Kenaston. This enables shorter routes. Enables straight lining of the 65 and 66. Enables the Grant routes to terminate outside of downtown, meaning fewer buses entering the downtown area and causing unnecessary road wear & tear. Emphasizes "rail-like" transit. Gets passengers used to train <> bus transfers. Increases passenger volume to the BLUE "rt" route, thereby making the case for rail-transit conversion ASAP. Also the BLUE route destination signs should read: (whatever) Balmoral Stn. (whatever) University of Manitoba Stn. (whatever) St. Norbert Stn. Rather than the amgiguous destination of "Downtown" as they do now, make it more "rail-like". Specify exactly where that bus (future train) is going. On the TTC subway, they have the exact Station terminus on the rollsign, not "Downtown".
  6. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit and area

    I call it "how to destroy faith in public transit in a city".
  7. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit and area

    That sounds terrible 11-25.
  8. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit and area

    It was nice the other day that two staff members of the TMP team attended the Funct. Transit Winnipeg AGM. Is that why practically every bus ride I take for the past few months, they're always switching drivers? Doesn't matter which route I take.
  9. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit and area

    Well, I'm sure that the team at WT will figure something out.
  10. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit and area

    You should count yerself lucky, dude. Prior to 2012, headways on the 60 Pembina were 15 mins. (peak & possibly early evening). Then BRT happened and WT reduced service down to every 30 mins. That's why we have the almost useless (few riders) 99 now, because people were complaining about service removal from the northern part terminus of Pembina Hwy. to Jubilee (or Point Rd.). Next year, when WT goes to the more efficient and sensible Feeder & Main line system, the 60 will operate every 10 (peak), 15 (midday), 20 (early evening), 30 (late evening) minutes apart. SOURCE: WT 60 Pembina (Proposed April 2020 map and frequencies) I got an idea. Simplify the 95 (pls. WT, give this a new number) to travel the whole length of Taylor Ave., the River Heights part and the Tuxedo (West Taylor) part. East end terminates at Beaumont Stn. West end terminates at Tuxedo Park Shopping Centre. If you wanna go to Polo Park, I'm sorry, but you're gonna have to transfer to a 74 Kenaston, which is gonna have to operate more frequently or transfer to a 79 Charleswood Polo Park at Tuxedo Park Shopping Centre. That means the 95 will no longer go all the way to Polo Park Transit Terminal. But it also should mean(s) improved frequency on the 79. The other route that is currently part of the 95, which serves the south Osborne part of Ft. Rouge can be renamed the Jubilee (like it was in the 60s and 70s) or continue to call it Morley. The Jubilee bus would travel all the way down that street and not half way like it does now. It would continue to serve the Riverview Health Centre. The other terminus would end at Beaumont Stn. In between, the Jubilee bus could turn every which way in Ft. Rouge the way the current 95 does. Passengers could ride the Jubilee bus to go to Jubilee Ice Cream, err...BDI. Added service to Churchill Dr. Park. Result is better connections to Osborne St. from Pembina Hwy. in the Beaumont neighbourhood of Ft. Garry. If you needed to go to St. Vital, from the Beaumont area, there would be no need to travel back to Main @ Stradbrook, as you could catch a southbound 16 Osborne or 58 Dakota Express from Osborne @ Jubilee. Result is improved on time performance and less complexity. The portion of the 95 covering the Red in Yellow highlight is Deleted. The "new" portion would go all the way down Jubilee, AND also (if possible) serve Churchill Dr., then go back up north to continue as the route is now. Service to Riverview Health is maintained.
  11. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit Battery Electric Buses

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/electric-buses-return-to-winnipeg-streets-after-49-years-1.2629788 Just read the above article, years later. Its a glaring error that they never bothered to correct in all these years (2014). I wrote a complaint, but I don't know if they'll correct it. Everyone here knows the last trolleybus was October, 1970 on the Corydon-North Main route, not sometime in 1965. Well I guess if they picked Blue for the first runs, now they gotta repaint in Pink, just to be equal. (sigh).
  12. LilZebra

    Southwest Transitway Rapid Transit Project

    Overpass over Letellier Sub. Is that a ramp or am I seeing things? Looks like quite the steep grade there. Hope all these Stations have heated shelter components in ALL of them. No excuses this time. Re: Beaumont Stn. when we get an LRT / subway, WT can tap into the Manitoba Hydro power poles directly from there, eh.
  13. LilZebra

    Winnipeg Transit 300-369 (2018 XD40)

    So does that mean that WT will use Blue LEDs like the NYC Select Bus for the Blue route here?
  14. LilZebra

    Winnipeg and Artic Buses

    Old WT ad (ca. 1984) showing Orange & Creme) coloured buses. Oooooh!
  15. LilZebra

    Winnipeg and Artic Buses

    NYC's Select Bus Service (SBS) does have Blue LEDs at the front and Amber on the side and Rear.
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