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On 3/18/2022 at 8:46 AM, Isaac Williams said:

Also saw a bus showing "A3 ME" on the rear. Not sure what that means.
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IIRC, that is just the default message that shows up when there is a programming glitch with those Luminator signs. A1 Message for front, A2 Message for side, A3 Message for rear.

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A new WT online interface/mobile app was released today. Apparently in May it will replace the current inferfaces. In many ways it is worse than what is currently available. The route schedule view on the full website will be turned off. As for mobile, times can only be seen 2 hours ahead of the selected time, whereas before the number of hours after the selected time could be selected by the user. In addition, early/late busses do not show up in red unless the individual trip is selected. Can anyone find any positives…? Because I can’t.

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3 hours ago, MMP15 said:

A new WT online interface/mobile app was released today. Apparently in May it will replace the current inferfaces. In many ways it is worse than what is currently available. The route schedule view on the full website will be turned off. As for mobile, times can only be seen 2 hours ahead of the selected time, whereas before the number of hours after the selected time could be selected by the user. In addition, early/late busses do not show up in red unless the individual trip is selected. Can anyone find any positives…? Because I can’t.

On the website version, you can view Work Bus maps. That's kinda nice I guess...

If you want, you can try out my website, and see if you like it in comparison. Times always go to end of service, late buses are very obvious, bus numbers and run numbers are displayed, and there are several filters. You can also view service advisories/re-routes on there. I won't deny that in some ways it doesn't look as nice, some of the interfaces aren't as good, and it's not entirely mobile-friendly, but it is functional, using the official Winnipeg Transit API. You can also view static-schedules on there too.
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Two routing proposals brought up for the summer change in the IRPW that went up late today:

- R38 to The Forks would continue to Portage E then Westbrook (same as 10/43/50/56) instead of turning south onto Main and then William Stephenson, now that the short-turns were eliminated along with the axing of the Spirit shuttles. Bonus side-effect: it'll prevent construction delays with construction slated to start on William Stephenson the same day that the summer switch happens.

- R35 would run a little further down Templeton to Templeton/McPhillips instead of Templeton/Pipeline to be able to service the gates that have sprung up. Bonus side-effect: at least in warmer months, it'll save walkers from Aurora at North Point a handful of steps. Might as well be called teaser service for that area.

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22 hours ago, ConnorsCompShow said:

Two routing proposals brought up for the summer change in the IRPW that went up late today:

- R38 to The Forks would continue to Portage E then Westbrook (same as 10/43/50/56) instead of turning south onto Main and then William Stephenson, now that the short-turns were eliminated along with the axing of the Spirit shuttles. Bonus side-effect: it'll prevent construction delays with construction slated to start on William Stephenson the same day that the summer switch happens.

That would probably eliminate any sort of delays for the 38 turning east onto William Stephenson as currently the buses have to wait for a break in traffic along northbound Main. This is on top of the changes for the 53 and 56 coming in April to the same area. Its hard to tell but I believe this is part of the TMP.

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14 hours ago, vasquez.melvin said:

For my First time took photos of Bus 232 I was seen layover & stopping at Polo Park Terminal on Route 74 Kenaston to University of Manitoba with Winnipeg Public Library ad 

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Nice catch. I'm surprised that wrap has survived for so long... apparently I shot it all the way back in June of 2008 :blink:

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On 4/3/2022 at 5:47 PM, wt_enthusiast_photos said:

369 seen here on Wellington Crescent on the 635  


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then later this afternoon 369 got traded off for 230 seen here crossing Osborne and River

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That is a downgrade. Even those D40LFs are looking tired.

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21 minutes ago, Viafreak said:

That is a downgrade. Even those D40LFs are looking tired.

Yes and no. At least I got my favourite 369 on it. I’m trying to get it on every route and in almost done. I even have it on the 88. The 200s are still pretty powerful buses power. And then the ex Calgary buses are in awesome shape in fact they are in better shape then are own 500s 

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The spring schedule went live today. Looking around, here’s some of what I found:

  • An extra 672, departing the U of M at 3:45, will be added.
  • Usual springtime reductions to the 75. The 36 (which already provides bare-minimum service) and BLUE will not be touched, however.
  • The 22 will remain unidirectional. Buses will head to Portage West as 21s and back downtown as 22s at the AM rush and vice-versa at the PM rush. The 21 will continue to run on a four-minute headway in the inbound direction at the PM rush.
  • 24 and 83 will not get their rush-hour buses back, and 50, 96 and 98 will continue to run on 45-minute headways.
  • With one bus each, 53 will run on a 27-minute headway and 56 on a 43-minute headway.
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2 hours ago, SirAndrew710 said:

The spring schedule went live today. Looking around, here’s some of what I found:

  • With one bus each, 53 will run on a 27-minute headway and 56 on a 43-minute headway.

Also this is the start of the new routing for both buses. 

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8 minutes ago, Viafreak said:

Also this is the start of the new routing for both buses. 

Also all 3 on request areas will be expanded… no mention of that other than in the IRPW documents… WTs communications departments really needs to step it up. 

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2 hours ago, Viafreak said:

Also this is the start of the new routing for both buses. 

Indeed. The 53’s new inbound terminal will be the Route 49 stop on Pioneer and the 56’s will be the Route 66 stop on Smith north of Portage. I rode a 56 last Friday and it took on nine passengers at the stops that will be canceled, so it’ll be interesting to see how the curtailment will affect passenger counts… will more people opt for the 10 or 19?

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Today, the BLUE Rapid Transit Line marks on it’s 2 years of service and opening of Phase 2 Southwest Transitway extension to University of Manitoba Line and St. Norbert Line from Balmoral Station in Downtown and launching of new southwest feeder routes connects to Southwest Transitway Stations back on April 12, 2020. 

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