Tag Archives: Winnipeg Transit

Suspect Sought After Winnipeg Bus Driver Punched in the Face

Suspect Sought After Winnipeg Bus Driver Punched in the Face

Bus Driver Assault Suspect
Winnipeg police are looking for this man, who they say punched a bus driver in the face on January 21, 2018. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Police are looking for a man who punched a Winnipeg Transit driver in the face shortly after telling him he didn’t have fare.

Police say the assault happened January 21 when the bus was stopped on Portage Avenue at Fort Street at around 4:35 p.m.

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Transit Union Holds Memorial for Bus Driver Killed One Year Ago

Transit Union Holds Memorial for Bus Driver Killed One Year Ago

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)

Winnipeg Transit drivers held a memorial Wednesday for their former colleague who was killed while on the job one year ago today.

Irvine Jubal Fraser was winding down his shift on February 14, 2017 when he was fatally stabbed by a passenger at the University of Manitoba.

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Transit Union Calls for Peggo Review After Riders Overcharged $72,000

Transit Union Calls for Peggo Review After Riders Overcharged $72,000

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St. Norbert councillor Janice Lukes holds up a ‘Peggo’ card during a media launch on Friday, June 10, 2016. (BRAEDEN JONES / METRO WINNIPEG FILE)

After a series of technical glitches overcharged Winnipeg Transit riders a combined $72,000 in Peggo card reloads, the Amalgamated Transit Union wants a complete review of the system.

One rider, Scott Hazlitt, set up his Peggo card to auto-reload at $50 whenever his balance was about to run out. Instead, the system kept charging his credit card repeatedly until it hit $8,050.

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Woman Struck on Winnipeg Transit Bus Trying to Break Up Fight

Woman Struck on Winnipeg Transit Bus Trying to Break Up Fight

Winnipeg Transit Suspect
Police are looking for this man after an assault on a Winnipeg Transit bus November 4. (WPS HANDOUT)

UPDATE: Wednesday, December 13 — Winnipeg police arrested the male suspect on Tuesday and charged him with assault causing bodily harm. He was released on a promise to appear.

A would-be Good Samaritan who tried to intervene during a fight on a Winnipeg Transit bus ended up being the one assaulted.

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Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

Winnipeg Transit Safety Shield
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Winnipeg Transit is testing safety shields for its drivers as part of a six-month pilot project.

Two contractors are currently supplying the city with shields as part of a request for proposals issued in mid-2017. Transit says it will analyze the two shield designs to determine which of the two contractors could ultimately supply the city’s entire fleet of buses.

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Winnipeg Transit Raising Fares, Reducing Service on Some Routes to Make Up Budget Shortfall

Winnipeg Transit Raising Fares, Reducing Service on Some Routes to Make Up Budget Shortfall

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Winnipeg Transit’s University Stadium BRT lanes at Investors Group Field. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Transit is scaling back service on 23 routes as part of a plan to make up for a $10 million budget shortfall withdrawn by the province.

The City of Winnipeg revealed Wednesday in its 2018 preliminary budget that fares will also increase $0.25 effective January 1.

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