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I rode the 101 and the 102 today. One problem I found is that, I tried to book a 102 trip to Paterson Loop, but it wouldn't let me, always giving me an error of "We're currently experiencing very high demand and all our seats are currently booked!". But setting the destination as Southdale Centre instead worked. The 101 did let me set the destination as Plaza Station, though it had me dropped off at Southbound Pembina at Plaza, which wasn't too surprising. I also noticed they appeared to have smartphones, not tablets. Here are a couple screenshots of the app after booking the 101, and the 102.
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As you might expect, service to the University will be increased.

Some notable things:

  • BLUE: Buses will be U of M, U of M, St. Norbert outbound AM rush, and inbound PM rush.
  • 36: The U of M-Health Sciences buses return. Although it will only have 1 bus during the mid-day, and not operate during the PM rush (only U of M to Maples will operate). First bus to the Maples leaves at 13:50.
  • 75: In the AM, it will have buses that start at Southdale Centre and go to the U of M. In the PM there will be buses that start at the U of M and terminate in Windsor Park.
  • 662, 671, 672: No change in service...


Non-University notable things:

  • 22: It will return to being (kind of) bidirectional.
  • 83: Using slightly modified version of Reduced Spring 2020 schedule. As a result, only 2 buses during both rush hours.
  • 690: Outbound buses end at NB Henlow @ Scurfield.
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On 8/13/2021 at 8:34 PM, MMP15 said:

Has anyone ridden on request Transit? If so, what was your experience? Are the quoted times accurate?

I rode the 101 this afternoon. The times the app gave were pretty accurate. They are dynamic, as well, so if the bus spends a long amount of time sitting at a red light, the tone will change (for instance, when I boarded it, the app gave an ETA of 3:42, which changed to 3:43 while the bus was waiting to turn onto Route 165).

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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.

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No mention of evening service, either. In addition, the fact that the 90 isn’t being modified means that Transcona Boulevard will have peak-direction-only service at rush hour, though Lakeside Meadows already does (why can’t the 42 be bidirectional, like the 67?).

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2 hours ago, SirAndrew710 said:

(why can’t the 42 be bidirectional, like the 67?).

Or at the very least, start at EB Regent/Rougeau in the AM, and return to Kildonan Place in the PM. As for Transcona Blvd rush-hour service, there is still the 44 on Peguis, and the 47 via Kildare on Plessis for those going in the off-peak direction, though for some people, it would still be a bit of a walk.

I also just noticed, the updated 89 map still shows "Regent" as a destination, despite the 89 late night service being cut in Fall 2020, and certainly won't be coming back with this new routing.

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2 hours ago, Isaac Williams said:

Or at the very least, start at EB Regent/Rougeau in the AM, and return to Kildonan Place in the PM. As for Transcona Blvd rush-hour servide, there is still the 44 on Peguis, and the 47 via Kildare on Plessis for those going in the off-peak direction, though for some people, it would still be a bit of a walk.

I also just noticed, the updated 89 map still shows "Regent" as a destination, which hasn't been a destination since evening service was cut in Fall 2020, and certainly won't be coming back with this new routing.

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No. That was always there it was when it just went to regent and day before they got rid of the late night service 

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6 hours ago, ConnorsCompShow said:

 

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.

Why does the 89 run Sunday to Friday? No other route in the entire city has that schedule. As to the 90, it currently follows the 89 in Transcona during rush hour only.

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5 minutes ago, bus is coming 1965 said:

No. That was always there it was when it just went to regent and day before they got rid of the late night service 

I know. I'm saying they still have it there, in spite of the fact that the 89 late night service was cut over a year ago.

4 minutes ago, Viafreak said:

Why does the 89 run Sunday to Friday? No other route in the entire city has that schedule.

Because Winnipeg Transit does weird things. It's been like that since Fall 2020.

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13 hours ago, MMP15 said:

Has anyone heard any updates on the timeline for implementation of the short term route network of the winnipeg transit master plan?

None whatsoever. Website still says “timeline to be determined” for everything after the Council process.

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On 10/9/2021 at 8:33 PM, MMP15 said:

Has anyone heard any updates on the timeline for implementation of the short term route network of the winnipeg transit master plan?

The province is currently refusing to send the request for funding on to the Federal Government. Probably because it requires a financial commitment from the province. But those funds from the Feds expire on Dec 31 I believe so they better get moving on it. Bowman has apparently brought it up with the Premier more than once.

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Two of the Graham Transit Mall stations (or "stations") need new names.  

MTS Place "Station" had already changed to BellMTS Place but now BellMTS is no longer the arena's corporate sponsor so it needs a new name again. I think they should get off the sponsorship merry-go-round and pick a new one. Maybe Arena ? I'd go further and rename it Millennium Library

The other one is of course Bay. It might be wiser to wait and see if anything becomes of the closed department store. Right now the only name I've come up with is Vaughan.

What do others think? Are there better choices?

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1 minute ago, DavidW said:

Two of the Graham Transit Mall stations (or "stations") need new names.  

MTS Place "Station" had already changed to BellMTS Place but now BellMTS is no longer the arena's corporate sponsor so ot needs a new name again. I think they should get off the sponsorship merry-go-round and pick a new one. Maybe Arena ? I'd go further and rename it Millennium Library

The other one is of course Bay. It might be wiser to wait and see if anything becomes of the closed department store. Right now the only name I've come up with is Vaughan.

What do others think? Are there better choices?

I would agree with the Library one but for most people in Winnipeg that building will always be known is the bay and I think they should keep the name unless they wanted rename Vaughan street or something 

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1 hour ago, DavidW said:

MTS Place "Station" had already changed to BellMTS Place but now BellMTS is no longer the arena's corporate sponsor so it needs a new name again. I think they should get off the sponsorship merry-go-round and pick a new one. Maybe Arena ? I'd go further and rename it Millennium Library.

Interestingly, the website has the stops renamed to "Donald (Canada Life Centre)," but the announcements on the bus still say "Bell MTS Place" (or at least they did on Monday). The signs at the stops on Portage at Donald still say "MTS CENTRE," as well. I agree that the stop on Graham at Smith in particular should have "Millennium Library" added to its name (right now, it's just "Smith," despite the sign saying "BELL MTS PLACE").

1 hour ago, DavidW said:

The other one is of course Bay. It might be wiser to wait and see if anything becomes of the closed department store. Right now the only name I've come up with is Vaughan.

Until and unless something moves into there, "Vaughan" (for stop 10580 on Portage and stop 10619 on Graham) and "Graham" (for stops 10134 and 10704 on Vaughan) should suffice.

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4 hours ago, DavidW said:

Two of the Graham Transit Mall stations (or "stations") need new names.  

MTS Place "Station" had already changed to BellMTS Place but now BellMTS is no longer the arena's corporate sponsor so it needs a new name again. I think they should get off the sponsorship merry-go-round and pick a new one. Maybe Arena ? I'd go further and rename it Millennium Library

The other one is of course Bay. It might be wiser to wait and see if anything becomes of the closed department store. Right now the only name I've come up with is Vaughan.

What do others think? Are there better choices?

Having gone down Graham this afternoon on the Blue, the stop names could be different. I agree with the first one but maybe not the second one. The person that Vaughan Street is named after was a member of the Wolseley Expedition - which is controversial. It would be better to leave it as is due to the famous Bay building. Those poor bus stops at the corners of Graham/Donald and Portage/Donald have already had three name changes over the last twenty years. I can't think of any other stop in the entire city that has had so many name changes. For Portage/Donald, I would suggest Portage/Donald.

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