Winnipeg bus driver union calls for layoff halt as province slowly reopens amid COVID-19

Winnipeg’s transit union is at odds with city hall over planned bus driver layoffs and service reductions blamed on a COVID-19-induced ridership and revenue plummet while the province plans to allow some non-essential businesses to reopen Monday.The city announced plans...

Coronavirus: Winnipeg Transit providing masks for all operators, inspectors

Posted April 29, 2020 5:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Winnipeg Transit is taking steps to protect its employees, with the announcement that all transit operators and inspectors will now...

Woman dies following downtown collision involving Winnipeg transit bus

Police are looking for witnesses following a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a Winnipeg transit bus.First responders were called to Portage and Colony around 7:30 a.m. and rushed an adult woman to hospital, where she died of her injuries.Westbound...

How can Winnipeg improve its bus system? Author of book on transit has ideas

Are buses the best option for public transit in Winnipeg?Steven Higashide might know the answer. Higashide – who wrote the book Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit – has been studying...

Critics want existing Winnipeg Transit to improve before any consideration of expansion

A Winnipeg architect says it doesn’t make much sense for the city to consider expanding transit outside the perimeter. As the city examines the feasibility of connecting to bedroom communities, Brent Bellamy, creative director and architect at Number TEN, told...

Winnipeg Transit fares going up in the New Year

If your daily commute is on Winnipeg Transit, you’re going to need to dig a little deeper in your pocket for bus fare next year.As of Jan. 1, 2020, the price for a trip on the bus is increasing by...

Man on meth climbs onto Winnipeg Transit bus, threatens passengers with knife, say police

A Lynn Lake man is in custody after threatening passengers on a Winnipeg Transit bus, police said.The incident took place early Friday morning, around 12:45 a.m., while the bus was travelling on Dunkirk Drive. Police said the driver was in...

Man threatens bus passengers with scissors, homemade blowtorch on Portage Avenue

A man who was threatening passengers on a Winnipeg Transit bus Wednesday afternoon has been arrested.Police were able to board the eastbound No. 11 bus at Portage Avenue and Arlington Street and take down the man with the use of...

Winnipeg transit workers reject city’s offer, counter with ask for less money

Winnipeg’s transit workers have voted against the latest contract offer from the city, immediately countering with a potential deal the union says would see employees receive less money but improve working conditions.Transit workers overwhelmingly voted against the contract offer by...

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...
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