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Winnipeg Transit Proposes New Safety Measures

Winnipeg Transit Proposes New Safety Measures

By Tyler Sutherland

Winnipeg Transit

Following the fatal stabbing of bus operator Irvine “Jubal” Fraser in February, Winnipeg Transit is proposing new safety measures to protect drivers and riders.

Transit will soon begin testing bus operator safety barriers to keep drivers behind a layer of protection, in the event a confrontational situation should arise.

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Rapid Transit Moves East: Winnipeg’s Plan for Extending BRT

Rapid Transit Moves East: Winnipeg’s Plan for Extending BRT

Eastern Corridor
The Eastern Corridor Study for the future of bus rapid transit in Winnipeg will focus on the following areas. Click to enlarge. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

The City of Winnipeg is moving forward on the planned expansion of bus rapid transit to connect the eastern portion of the city.

The Eastern Corridor Study will aim to determine the best suitable route to connect downtown to eastern Winnipeg, as well as a plan for the Louise Bridge.

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Bus Driver Dies After Stabbing at University of Manitoba

Bus Driver Dies After Stabbing at University of Manitoba

Winnipeg Transit Fatal Stabbing
Police search for evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a bus driver at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Irvine J. Fraser
Irvine J. Fraser (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg Transit driver has died following an overnight assault at the University of Manitoba.

Irvine J. Fraser, 58, died after he was stabbed at around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Dafoe Road West and Gillson Street on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. The driver was sent to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

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Winnipeg Transit Fares Going Up January 1

Winnipeg Transit Fares Going Up January 1

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It will cost more to ride Winnipeg Transit in 2017, as it usually does when the calendar flips to a new year.

Beginning January 1, full and Handi-Transit fares will be $2.70. Reduced and senior cash fares will increase to $2.20. New rates for tickets and passes will also be in effect at the same time.

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Winnipeg Transit Not Honouring Extended Fall Student U-Passes, U of M Steps In

Winnipeg Transit Not Honouring Extended Fall Student U-Passes, U of M Steps In

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (MARIANNE HELM / UMANITOBA.CA)

A decision by Winnipeg Transit to not honour fall student U-Passes through January 18 has prompted the University of Manitoba to cover the costs for roughly 2,200 students.

A fall strike by U of M faculty pushed the current term back, meaning existing bus passes into the new year would no longer be valid.

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