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  1. Especially worrying is that Kevin Klein - the only City Councillor who voted against the TMP - is said to be considering a run for mayor (the article on the Free Press’ website is paywalled, but if you have a library card, you can read the article here). If he wins, who knows what will happen?
  2. One page 3 of this document, there is a note that TMP implementation will begin in 2023.
  3. A driver once told me that they came with A/C units, but that WT had them removed. A check of the API shows that the 110 had 170 today, likely for the same reason.
  4. The new schedule is out. Notably, the 22 has been converted into a fully-unidirectional route, with the 21 providing service to and from Assiniboia at both rush hours.
  5. They’ve been looking for excuses to cut service since before the pandemic. That, combined with the fact that it will be the summer change, when they reduce everything anyway, means the chances of that happening are non-existent.
  6. The data on TransitFeeds expires on June 19th, so I’d imagine there will be one on the 20th. That’s still three weeks out, and since COVID, we’ve been lucky to be notified more than a week in advance.
  7. Something I just noticed is that, as you can see by comparing the dash size, the 693 will remain a rush-hour-only route in the short term (seen at left), but will be converted to an all-day route in the long term (seen at right).
  8. Yeah, the Portage corridor is a nightmare at rush hour for that reason. If you’re waiting for an express bus on WB Portage, as I’ve learned the hard way waiting for 22s and 25s at U of W, you’re gonna be there for a while due to the sheer amount of traffic. Same here. If ever I’m headed to KP from downtown, I like to take the 43 for that reason - it’s the only mainline route to KP that doesn’t go up Higgins, though when I have ridden the 44 or 47, there hasn’t been an issue. Isn’t that bridge gonna be for buses (and likely AT) only?
  9. I’m sad to see that they’re removing service from Whytewold Road, as I live a block and a half from there and so I ride the 83 to/from Unicity quite often, as it’s a quieter and geographically nicer alternative to the 21, but I’ll still have a one-seat ride to get there and back with the new plan. I’m also kind of excited to see that in addition to extending the BLUE west to Unicity, they’re gonna extend it east to St. Vital Centre in the long run. I’ve gone there for Christmas shopping a couple times due to the reliable transit access, and being able to make that trip without having to make a
  10. The changes to the southwest will be quite minor, so that might be a good place to start. Zone 2 might also be a good place to change early, as few routes currently serve that area and the replacements will largely parallel current routes (not to mention I that I live in Silver Heights and would personally benefit from a westward extension of the BLUE). And yet its sister route (the 690) will remain.
  11. IRPW is meeting on Friday, and the first item on the agenda will be TMP. Here’s hoping that goes better than last time.
  12. Is the seating layout any different? Or is the only difference the securements?
  13. Checking the schedule, I see routes 96 and 98 will be back to having two buses in the spring. Those routes had three buses pre-COVID, two during the reduced schedule, then three again in the summer, two again in the fall and three again now. At least they managed to include all-day service on Route 88 and (most importantly for me) to not make a mess of the 83 again. There have been “glitches” galore on every schedule since the fall, and this is quite possibly the most there have been since then. Will they all be fixed?
  14. The 10’s getting cut too. It will run with only two buses (instead of three) during the weekday mid-day period.
  15. Do you know which runs? I’d guess suburban feeders, seeing as ridership generally skews older on those routes and the white signs might be easier for some riders to read?
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