Motkaluk Would Electrify Winnipeg Transit Fleet, Add More Buses

Motkaluk Would Electrify Winnipeg Transit Fleet, Add More Buses

Jenny Motkaluk
Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk wants to spark Winnipeg Transit‘s fleet to become completely electric.

In her latest pitch to voters on Tuesday, the business consultant also vowed to add 200 additional buses to city streets.

“Winnipeggers need a mayor who will fix, protect, and grow our city and my Clean Reliable Transit plan will help fix and grow Winnipeg Transit,” said Motkaluk.

“While (Mayor) Brian Bowman’s priority is to spend millions on pet projects without any evidence they’ll make us better off, I believe in practical solutions for better service.”

Motkaluk said her plan would eliminate air pollution from bus engines over six years.

Shifting to a completely electric bus fleet would also require the province and federal governments to hop on board to allocate cash to the project.

Motkaluk previously pledged to stop the ongoing construction of bus rapid transit to the point of contract completion.

Winnipeg voters go to the polls October 24.

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