WINNIPEG — An overhaul to Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit service is coming in 2019, beginning with a new name.
Called Winnipeg Transit Plus, the new name reflects a more inclusive language for persons with disabilities, says the city.
The community and stakeholders were consulted on the change when the service launched a campaign in September 2017 to choose a new name.
In early 2019, Winnipeg Transit Plus will also be rolling out a new scheduling system featuring RouteMatch, an online app, call-out notifications, and web portal to enable customers to schedule their own trips.
“I’m pleased we’re moving forward with these important improvements to Handi-Transit service,” said Councillor Matt Allard, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.
“Handi-Transit’s new name, Winnipeg Transit Plus, more accurately reflects the City’s fundamental commitment to equality and providing inclusive customer service.”
The city will hold information sessions early next year to familiarize registrants with the new ride-booking system.