Lost driver blamed for Winnipeg Transit bus’ off-road adventure in Morris

A Winnipeg city bus that appeared to have taken a slight detour this week — into a field in the Rural Municipality of Morris — was actually on its way to the city when the driver got lost.Really, really lost,...

UMSU supporting Winnipeg Transit union in labour dispute with city

The University of Manitoba Students Union is throwing their support behind the Winnipeg Transit union in their ongoing labour dispute with the city.UMSU’s board of directors said they “recognize the immense value of an improved transit system for all students.”Transit...

City rejects latest Winnipeg Transit union offer

The city has rejected the latest counter-offer from the union representing Winnipeg Transit employees, as the possibility of an interruption to bus service continues to loom over riders.In a release Thursday the city said negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union...

Latest Selkirk-to-Winnipeg bus operator suspends service

A local bus operator has suspended its Selkirk-to-Winnipeg route, saying the route isn’t sustainable without having a local, provincial or federal partnership.Kasper Transportation, based in Thunder Bay, Ont., had been offering the route since expanding into Manitoba in 2017.In a...

Winnipeg Transit union to announce decision on latest contract offer

Bus riders in Winnipeg could soon be looking for a new way to get around the city.Members of Winnipeg’s ATU 1505 Transit Union vote this week on a new contract offer from the city, with the decision expected to be...

City using ‘intimidation tactic’ in ongoing transit labour negotiations, says union

The City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) remain at an impasse in their negotiations, but the city is pushing hard for the union to accept its latest offer.According to a release sent out Thursday, the city will...

Winnipeg Transit announces new cost for Blue Bomber bus rides

If you’re heading to a Winnipeg Blue Bomber game this summer, make sure to have extra change in your pocket.Winnipeg transit announced regular bus fares will be collected for all bus riders leaving the Blue Bomber games beginning June 27.READ...

Winnipeg Transit Union offering free rides amidst second legal job action

Winnipeg bus riders could save an extra couple of dollars in their pockets on Thursday.The Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 announced Wednesday its members will be taking job action on Thursday, as the union continues to sit without a contract since...

First safety shields installed on Winnipeg Transit buses

Winnipeg’s first safety shields for transit drivers were put into service Thursday.The shields – which were recommended in a 2017 report to the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works – will be installed on all 630 city...

Winnipeg transit planning free rides as legal job action begins

Your bus ride Tuesday could be free thanks to the Winnipeg’s transit union.The union has announced its members will be taking legal job action, as the union continues to sit without a contract.“We’ve been without a contract since January of...
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