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  1. On a lighter note, Iqaluit's mayor was in town recently and he apparently got to drive a bus around as part of a tour Bowman offered him.
  2. The latest IRPW is up. You know that 47 Kildare change that Shawn Nason originally proposed a while back to have it utilize Peguis St and Transcona Blvd instead, but got shot down? They want to do it with both routes 48 and 89 instead when the winter service hits. However in spite of 89 being given a brand new market there isn't any mention of resurrecting Saturday runs beyond a vague "as well as on weekends", which if the new status quo remains, is really more like "as well as on Sundays". As well, no change proposed for route 90, so it'd be the only zig-zag option.
  3. They're also doing runs out to the Red River Ex for their slightly delayed event this year starting today. But of course, as is Manitoba tradition, when the Ex is in town, it rains. It just has to. https://winnipegtransit.com/en/service/event-service/redriverex/
  4. Much more action than Greg or Randy could be bothered with on that front in Winnipeg (read: none). Hats off to Brandon on that one.
  5. Same is also true of the Google Play side too (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=winnipeg.canada - rather basic package name there, Via Transportation). ORT 110 grows a bit in size to the east, but at the cost of ditching The Forks access. ORT 102 also has a Plaza Station style "island" of sorts for Paterson/Lagimodiere, but at the cost of completely ditching Royalwood (which was in a weird place of being pickups only but not dropoffs under DART). Not that I care anymore myself since July, but someone else might.
  6. 931 will have a promotional wrap for ORT too.
  7. Spot the redundancy that doesn't even exist anymore: "All Blue Bomber Park & Ride service and extra regular service on routes 74, 75, 78 (via Cambridge and via Kenaston)"
  8. 460 is out on a 48 run today. PM edit: back out on 32-12.
  9. I had a look at the building permits taken out against that address (1560 Seel) and the most recent one is for a burglar alarm in 2019, but looking at an older permit reveals that it's controlled by the RCMP since about 2012 or so. I can't help but point out just how many Ford Explorers there are plus a handful of Tauruses, as well as other knick-knacks like boats. On the most recent Street View you can just barely make out a "POLICE" decal and outlines resembling the RCMP coat of arms on that boat. If you've got an iPhone or Mac, Apple's most recent Look Around pass in the area has a pickup with RCMP decaling on it. Then it clicked: I have to wonder if that's a GCSurplus staging compound in addition to being an RCMP garage. Although the Manitoba/Nunavut branch is listed as being on Inkster by Dunlop whenever you go to bid on something Winnipeg-based that has a set of four or more wheels, they share that building with Library and Archives Canada. The parking lot they have on the south end is puny in comparison. So it would make sense that Tony (the local rep) would have a few cars and trucks dragged over when they're just about ready to list a car on GCSurplus, get them photographed in the dock, then park them outside and let the bids flow in. Though because of what happened in Nova Scotia, and only several months after it happened at that, they've stopped selling ex-RCMP vehicles for the time being. I have to imagine that lot must be more and more packed now if they're not wanting to move those wheels while they figure out what to do. Though it still doesn't answer that burning question of why the feds have a municipal transit system bus. Did they buy it off the city at some point? Did the city give it to the feds because they "needed" a bus for something but then whatever that need was fell through and it's been sitting that long? Something is definitely off.
  10. 458 went out on the Kingston Row test run this morning.
  11. Here's a prime example of why the recommended EBRT alignment of continuing to use Nairn/Regent on-street is not just a horrible idea that doesn't actually solve problems, it's a complete joke: there's a car crash on Lagimodiere by Marion that has southbound traffic backed up pretty much to and sometimes past Regent, and the northbound side is a DCZ again through to Almey. That then has a knock-on effect of heavy and/or standstill traffic on Nairn which just a few minutes ago, stretches right over the overpass and goes to Watt, and at times goes all the way to Stadacona: The knock-on effect it has? A whole crapload of red on the timetables, with some delays easily nearing 20 minutes or more. And as you can see, Regent east of Peguis, despite the curb lane being closed from Rougeau onwards to Plessis right now, is still totally fine. If they went for a fully separated approach up to Regent/Peguis, I would be absolutely fine with it stopping there because fewer people really need or otherwise stand to benefit from anything beyond that. Even if you did stand to benefit minorly from going all the way to Transcona Blvd with a "RED ROSE Kildare" (really?), at best it's just a convenience by that point.
  12. 448 doing a 57 run today. 452 on 32-12 too.
  13. WTMP survived council today. The lone no vote was from Klein. Otherwise, unanimous. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-transit-council-open-streets-active-transportation-1.6007124 Now the question is whether the province wants to play ball (yeah, right) and if the federal Liberal minority doesn't collapse by the time the province could be convinced to play ball.
  14. 361 crashed https://globalnews.ca/news/7773063/overnight-crash-in-winnipegs-exchange-district-triggers-lane-closures-during-morning-rush/
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