Winnipeg Transit Plus bus repaired after photo of driver tying door closed with rope draws criticism

Winnipeg Transit Plus received some online criticism after a picture of a bus driver closing his door with rope was posted on social media.Here is my Winnipeg Transit Plus Driver tying his door shut with rope. @winnipegtransit please explain to me how that is safe or even legal. pic.twitter.com/G3L1qXacQX— Peter Tonge (@peteratonge) May 11, 2019It wasn’t just one rider who noticed the rope and was concerned about the situation.The sad state of the a Transit Plus bus…. pic.twitter.com/1OaWYa4EoO— X-Jets 2.0 (@mulvena_brad) May 11, 2019Coun. Shawn Nason saw the posts and…

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Winnipeg Handi-Transit users experiencing delays

Many Winnipeggers using the city’s Transit Plus system, formally known as Handi-Transit, experienced delays on Thursday.Winnipeg Transit said on Twitter the slow response time is because it’s “in the process of implementing a new scheduling software.”Winnipeg Transit Plus (Handi-Transit) is in the process of implementing new scheduling software. As a result, customers are experiencing higher than normal wait times for their calls to be answered. We apologize for the inconvenience as we take steps to minimize those delays.— Winnipeg Transit (@winnipegtransit) January 10, 2019Many Bus riders took to social media…

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Manitoba Ombudsman recommends 19 changes to Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit

A report by the Manitoba Ombudsman on Winnipeg Handi-Transit, now known as Transit-Plus, recommends the city expand eligibility for the service, create an extensive user guide, and change how it deals with “no show” charges.The recommendations are among 19 that are outlined in a report that flows from an investigation into the service that followed a complaint made by the Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC) in 2016.The city says it takes ILRC complaints very seriously.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit surplus $5 million higher than first predictedThe report details 19 recommendations into how…

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