City buses to soon live-stream emergency situations back to Winnipeg Transit Control Centre

Emergency issues on board transit buses will soon be live-streamed back to transit headquarters.A security camera live-stream and real-time bus locations were two benefits City of Winnipeg officials found while testing out a pilot project with on-board WiFi over the past year that will now move forward.Story continues belowTwelve buses got WiFi as part of the program that started April 5, 2018. A report presented to the city’s Innovation committee meeting Monday found about 700 people used it on any given day and up to 12,000 in a month.The city…

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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 MORE: How are you getting to the game? Bombers detail parking, ride optionsPreviously, fares were only enforced from passengers going to the game.If you’re taking Transit to tonight’s game, make sure you’re ready to pay your fare to AND from the game. We appreciate your cooperation since it may take…

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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 January.READ MORE: Winnipeg transit union planning free rides as job action beginsThe union says bus drivers won’t be asking riders to pay on Thursday.Story continues below“We’re taking this step because the City of Winnipeg isn’t listening to our proposals and isn’t showing a willingness to bargain in good faith,” said…

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Winnipeg transit union planning free rides as legal job action begins

May 13 2019 6:19pm Winnipeg transit employees are taking job action tomorrow after five months without a contract. As Marek Tkach reports, it could cost the city big time. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function()…

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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 this year and our members want the city to get serious and treat our members with respect,” said Aleem Chaudhary, ATU 1505 President.Story continues belowIts members overwhelmingly rejected the city’s offer over a month ago with 98 percent not in favor.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit Union rejects contract offer from cityThis…

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Budget 2019 shows no surprises for Winnipeg Transit

March 1 2019 6:07pm The city operating budget tabled Friday included major cuts to Winnipeg road improvements, but riders and drivers of Winnipeg Transit can rest easy. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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Manitoba men honoured as heros for helping bus passenger in danger

When Jonathan Meikle and Matthew Shorting saw a transit passenger being threatened with a knife in November, 2018, they couldn’t just sit back and watch.After confronting the knife wielding man on a bus, Meikle was stabbed.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues below“That drew up a lot of feelings of the desire to protect a fellow member in our community,” Meikle said. “Everything just happened so quickly … initially it wrote me off for seven days, I had eight staples.”READ MORE: What Winnipeg Transit can do if there is violence on…

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Winnipeg Transit drivers told no RIP signs on anniversary of killing

There will be no signs in memory of slain transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser on Winnipeg Transit buses Thursday.Valentine’s Day marks the second anniversary of Fraser’s death on the job, but Winnipeg Transit decided not to let its drivers run messages on buses saying “In Memory #521” — Fraser’s badge number.Last year, drivers were seen across Winnipeg honouring Fraser with messages across the digital signs at the front of the bus.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit Union ‘won’t stop fighting’ after Brian Kyle Thomas’ guilty verdictMayor Brian Bowman said he wasn’t involved in…

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Winnipeg driver collides into Portage Avenue bus shelter

A Winnipeg driver crashed into a bus shelter on Tuesday morning.The shelter on Portage Avenue and Queen Street is now blocked off with police tape.READ MORE: Carjacked vehicle crashes near Sherbrook Street funeral homeTraffic is delayed on westbound Portage Avenue due to the collision.Crews are on scene, and there are no injuries reported.WATCH: Ambulance crash blocks Regent Avenue eastbound and Lagimodiere Boulevard northbound

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Justin Trudeau in Winnipeg on Tuesday to talk transit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to be in Winnipeg on Tuesday.Trudeau is slated to make an announcement about transit infrastructure, according to the government’s itinerary.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit surplus $5 million higher than first predictedHe’ll be joined by the Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr.The PM is expected to make the announcement at the city’s Fort Rouge Transit Garage, in South Osborne.The announcement is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. CST, with questions from the media to follow.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Get daily local headlines and alerts

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