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...

Transit move not a legal job action: Bowman

A threatened job action by Winnipeg Transit drivers appears to have fizzled.The transit union said Monday its drivers wouldn’t be collecting fares Tuesday in protest of the ongoing disputes over its collective bargaining agreement – calling it legal job action.According...

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...

Winnipeg Transit Union rejects contract offer from city

Winnipeg’s Transit Union is resoundingly saying ‘no’ to a new contract offer from the city.More than 98 per cent of members rejected the deal on Friday.ATU Local 1505 president Aleem Chaudhary would not get into specifics when asked why the...

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] !=...

Witness to Irvine Jubal Fraser’s death tells Manitoba court ‘there was nothing I could do’

The trial of the man charged with second degree murder in the death of a Winnipeg bus driver continued Wednesday with testimony from a University of Manitoba worker who witnessed Irvine Jubal Fraser’s final moments.Brian Kyle Thomas has pleaded not...

Winnipeg Transit operator safety shields clear another hurdle

January 22 2019 5:12pm Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 President Aleem Chaudhary said the drivers have been wanting the shields for some time, and are glad progress is being made. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof...

Winnipeg Transit bus driver shield plan passed by committee, heads to EPC, council

Concern over driver safety has led to a city committee passing a motion to have surplus Winnipeg Transit money go to bus driver shields.The city’s infrastructure committee passed the decision 3-1, with only Coun. Matt Allard voting against, saying he’d...
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