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  1. The agenda for the next IRPW meeting is out, but this document, which contains next to no information, is all that is up with regards to TMP.
  2. I believe it’s supposed to be this month. We’ll see for sure whenever the agenda for next week’s meeting is uploaded.
  3. Even now, if they had RGB signs, they could use colored boxes and white text for the express routes and the BLUE line.
  4. The TMP document does say that the proposed DART services will be replaced with fixed-route service once ridership in the areas they’ll serve increases, so there may not be a real timeline.
  5. What do they plan on using for the TMP DART routes, then?
  6. Agreed. 30-footers are not used for the Phase 2 spine-and-feeder concept, but with the few remaining D30LFs getting old and DART service being expanded as part of TMP, another 30-foot order should be made at some point. Same thing with 60-footers. I can think of five TMP routes (A, B, C, D and F) that could use them and 45 buses isn't enough to run on five routes that are supposed to have a 10-minute headway at all times.
  7. This press release from NFI says that we’re buying 32 new buses. Which, by my math, would make the last bus 471.
  8. I was thinking the same thing. I wonder what affect (if any) losing the bus will have on the numerous small businesses along Westminster. The original draft of the TMP had the Arlington bus terminate at Aubrey Loop, but as you mentioned, it was changed to the Misericordia. The stops on Westminster and Balmoral were very well used pre-pandemic, so who knows how losing that service would affect ridership. Would those people just take the 11 or 17 instead?
  9. Changes to Route 10 to accommodate an active transportation right-of-way along Westminster are on the cards. http://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/dmis/ViewPdf.asp?SectionId=587781&isMobile=yes
  10. Did the Woodhaven and Whytewold Road buses interline? I see that one’s arrival time at Whytewold & Portage would be the other’s departure time at the same location.
  11. All the ad-wrapped buses’ interior ads are/were for whoever the ad-wrap is/was for (such as GoRVing on 184, Balcaen and Sons on 189 and Kiss 102.3 on 943). There are two LFRs (a 600-series and an 800-series - I don’t remember the exact numbers) that have or had the Reliance Superior wraps.
  12. On the few occasions I’ve gone busfanning since August, I’ve avoided being downtown at rush hour as much as possible and have opted for leaving on board quieter routes such as 12 and 66 when I have been there. I’ve ridden mostly feeders in that time and plan on doing most of my riding around on Saturdays when COVID cases start to come down.
  13. That was a similar process to what we’re seeing right now with the TMP - an early draft was circulated among the public, WT gathered responses to it and made changes as they saw fit before presenting it to council. Likewise, we’ve seen two draft versions of the TMP now - they released one, took in public opinion, made changes and have now presented another. That’s why I’m likening the TMP presentation scheduled for the spring to the introduction of the final version of the SW route network.
  14. The southwestern route network was introduced at an IRPW meeting on November 4, 2019, and implemented five months later. According to the City’s 2021 meeting schedule, the only meeting scheduled in the spring thus far is on April 16th. Five months from there would take us to the fall change, but by that point, the COVID vaccine(s) should be widely available and so the universities would likely be back to in-person classes - they probably wouldn’t want to change anything too significantly at that time as a result, which would make the Spring 2022 change the most likely time for implementation o
  15. Almost every route in the city is changing. If not on weekdays, then on weekends. The changes to the four routes that were listed in that news release aren’t all that minor, either.
  16. The new schedule went live this afternoon.
  17. The current Code Red restrictions are set to expire December 11th - two days before the change - but Pallister is expecting that they’ll be extended. As for the schedule, I actually inquired with WT about it the other day and they said that the schedule would be released within the next week. As well, since they went to enhanced Saturday service and back to regular service, the hit list was implemented, so I hope they don’t go back to enhanced Saturday service, ‘cause I take the 83 to get to a student-teaching placement on Tuesday mornings and now, it doesn’t run until 11 AM - three and a half
  18. Peggo data (in .csv and .pdf format) can be downloaded from WT’s website, though if you use the e-cash option, transfers aren’t listed (for example, if I boarded a 66, scanned my card and it deducted the $2.65, rode it to Unicity and switched to an 83 within 75 minutes, only the 66 would be listed on the data file).
  19. It’s a similar story on the 24. The last few times I’ve been on that route (riding inbound over the last quarter of the 3 PM hour, on an essential trip), at École Ness, the bus has gone from near-empty to standing room only. Just at that one stop (20168 EB Ness at Muriel). Add on any stragglers from Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate and any industrial workers switching from the 83 and it’s sometimes sardines at Moray.
  20. Looks like Bowman wants Winnipeggers to go back to using Transit for essential trips only. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/essential-trips-only-mayor-urges-winnipeg-transit-users-to-stay-home-1.5198231 There’s a schedule change coming up in three weeks that we still don’t know anything about. I hope that with these latest developments, WT won’t go back to the enhanced Saturday schedule and the inadequate service that it provided.
  21. 435 on 58 (run 58-7, so it would’ve entered service on the 28) this afternoon. That would be all of them in service.
  22. 434 on 66 this afternoon. One more to go…
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