Winnipeg Transit director should be able to put extra buses on the street when needed: report

The power to quickly put extra buses on the road to meet the demand of large public events may be in Winnipeg’s future.The Winnipeg Public Service has recommended that the Director of Transit should have the authority to make additional transit services available to meet extra ridership demands.Funding for the proposal – which is on the agenda for the city’s May 28 Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works meeting – is intended to be included in the 2020 operating budget.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg Transit Plus bus…

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Winnipeg transit drivers caught between union, management on ‘Free Ride Day’

May 15 2019 1:49pm It was meant to be a form of job action in protest of ongoing contract disputes with the City of Winnipeg, but not all buses appeared to be on board. ‘ }); } 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 ) {…

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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 to numerous reports from transit users, however, many drivers were considering Tuesday business as usual and still asking passengers to swipe their Peggo cards.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg Transit Plus bus repaired after photo of driver tying door closed with rope draws criticismMayor Brian Bowman told 680 CJOB that the…

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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 police describe Osborne BRT axe attack

May 10 2019 5:56pm Cosnt. Rob Carver shared details of a violent incident at the Osborne Bus Rapid Transit station during the afternoon commute Thursday ‘ }); } 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(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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Winnipeg bus riders react to Osborne BRT station attack

May 10 2019 5:51pm People waiting at the Osborne Rapid Transit station Friday said they were surprised to learn of other riders having been attacked with an axe the day before. ‘ }); } 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 =…

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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 vote was so lopsided but said they are open to more negotiations.READ MORE: Transit Union “won’t stop fighting” after  Brian Kyle Thomas guilty verdictStory continues below“Our members work hard each and every day to keep our city moving, often going above and beyond to serve the public,” Chaudhary said.“Our union…

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Bus stop sign impaled through parked car’s windshield at Winnipeg gas station

Surely this isn’t a normal sign of spring.A Winnipeg Transit bus stop sign — somehow — ended up sprouting through the windshield of a parked car at a Shell gas station on Portage Avenue Monday afternoon.The bus stop sign was resting in a hole through the windshield at about 1 p.m. Monday. It appears to have been picked up and thrown into the vehicle, javelin-like, or possibly stabbed through the front window.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit opens bus inspector stations downtownAn employee who answered the phone at the station didn’t have…

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Man arrested for assaulting women, Transit staff at downtown bus shelter

A Winnipeg man is behind bars after he was observed assaulting four people in a downtown bus shelter, say police.Glen Roger Asselin, 56, faces charges of uttering threats, possessing a weapon, and four counts of assault after the Wednesday night incident, which took place at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street at around 7:20 p.m.READ MORE: Assault in north end Winnipeg leaves man, 30, in critical conditionPolice said the accused punched one woman and shoved another before he was stopped by two Winnipeg Transit supervisors – both of…

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Winnipeg Transit driver charged in fatal 2017 collision

After a long investigation, a fatal collision between a Winnipeg transit bus and a pedestrian has resulted in charges for the bus driver.The incident took place Nov. 13, 2017 at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street.READ MORE: Winnipeg collision involving city bus blocks traffic in all directionsA man in his 50s was taken to hospital in critical condition, and he later died of his injuries.The bus driver, 54, was arrested Thursday.Police said he will be charged with driving carelessly causing death and proceeding before safe to do so.WATCH:…

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