Tag Archives: Rapid Transit

Mayoral Candidate Motkaluk Calls for Halting Bus Rapid Transit

Mayoral Candidate Motkaluk Calls for Halting Bus Rapid Transit

Jubilee BRT Station
Motkaluk pointed out the Jubilee BRT station was sitting empty at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday of this week. (HANDOUT)

Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk believes there’s a better way to improve Winnipeg Transit, but bus rapid transit isn’t the way.

The business consultant said Friday she would stop ongoing construction of BRT if elected mayor this fall, saying buses are running empty to under-used BRT stations.

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Winnipeg Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

Winnipeg Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

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Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control, at the City of Winnipeg’s heliport on Grey Street, Monday, May 1, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The city is mulling over the idea of relocating its heliport, used by the Insect Control Branch, to make way for the future expansion of bus rapid transit, ChrisD.ca has learned.

The heliport on Grey Street currently serves as the launching pad for the City of Winnipeg‘s airborne mosquito larviciding operations. Winnipeg police and STARS air ambulance also occasionally use the site.

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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Winnipeg Transit is scaling back service on 23 routes as part of a plan to make up for a $10 million budget shortfall withdrawn by the province.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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Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

By Brian Schultz

Stadium Station - Rapid Transit
Stadium Station at Investors Group Field opened on Tuesday.
(CHRISD.CA)

Football fans will be seeing fewer buses lined up around Investors Group Field this season when they take in a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game.

With the opening of the new Stadium Station rapid transitway on Tuesday, the more than 200 buses that previously lined streets around the stadium will be travelling through the new terminal.

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Rapid Transitway Opens to University of Manitoba, Investors Group Field

Rapid Transitway Opens to University of Manitoba, Investors Group Field

Stadium Station - Rapid Transitway
Stadium Station is the newest hub for the second phase of the southwest rapid transitway, extending to the University of Manitoba campus. (CHRISD.CA)
Stadium Station - Rapid Transit
Stadium Station at the University of Manitoba opened to riders on Tuesday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The second stage of the southwest rapid transitway to the University of Manitoba and Investors Group Field is now open to riders.

The first piece of the transitway connects to Pembina Highway adjacent from South Park Drive just north of Markham Road. It has been named Bohemier Trail in honour of the Bohemier family, who moved from Quebec in 1884 and settled in the area.

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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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