Winnipeg Transit bans 29 passengers in 2019

Winnipeg’s public transit authority banned 29 people from riding buses and entering any of its bus shacks and stations in 2019 for either repeatedly skipping out on fares, acts of vandalism or violence, according to its manager of operations. Bans...

City of Winnipeg requests study to look at new transit security model

The City of Winnipeg has put out a request for proposal for a consultant to create a transit security plan that would give inspectors more authority when dealing with unruly passengers.Currently, all security-related functions on buses and transit property are...

What’s open, what’s closed during the 2019 holiday season in Winnipeg

While most businesses have been busy leading up to Christmas, a lot of places will be closing up or adjusting schedules for a few days throughout Christmas and New Year’s.Here’s what’s open and what’s closed throughout the city this holiday season. Errands:...

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...

Winnipeg Transit cuts likely avoided in 2020 after public works committee motion

Transit riders can rest a little easier after Winnipeg city councillors on the public works committee rejected major proposed cuts to transit service — at least for 2020.The public works committee’s recommendation will now move to the budget working group,...

‘Basically, we’ve run out of money’: University of Winnipeg prof on city budget drama

With some City of Winnipeg departments raising the alarm about potential cuts when the budget is finalized, city councillors have some tough calls to make.A political science prof at the University of Winnipeg, however, says he’s surprised the city has...

Winnipeg Transit proposing major service, route cuts after city caps budget

Winnipeg Transit is proposing significant service cuts after its budget was capped at a two per cent increase by Mayor Brian Bowman and his executive policy committee.Transit officials gave a multi-year budget presentation to city council’s Public Works and Infrastructure...

Winnipeg city council to discuss extending transfer times on public transit

Posted November 12, 2019 6:41 am Updated November 12, 2019 7:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Winnipeg Transit will be put in the spotlight on Tuesday as city councillors plan...

Free Remembrance Day transit on Nov. 11 for past, present military

The City of Winnipeg is recognizing veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces with free transit service on Remembrance Day.The free bus service will be offered to armed forces veterans, current serving personnel – including cadets and reservists...

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...
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