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Winnipeg Transit is scaling back service on 23 routes as part of a plan to make up for a $10 million budget shortfall withdrawn by the province.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

Study Launched for Winnipeg’s Second BRT Corridor

By Sarah Klein

Fort Rouge rapid transit station (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The wheels on Winnipeg’s plan to push rapid transit forward continue to turn.

The city has hired MMM Group Limited to study possible expansion routes for the bus rapid transit corridor to connecting east Winnipeg to downtown.

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Winnipeg Finds $120M in Savings for BRT

Winnipeg Finds $120M in Savings for BRT

Fort Rouge rapid transit station (CHRISD.CA)
Fort Rouge rapid transit station (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg taxpayers will save about $120 million on the second phase of the Southwest Rapid Transitway.

The city says a revised cost estimate now puts the controversial project at $467.3 million by awarding the contract to Plenary Roads Winnipeg.

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Manitoba Hydro Approves Sale of BRT Land for $19M

Manitoba Hydro Approves Sale of BRT Land for $19M

Harkness Rapid Transit station
The Harkness Rapid Transit station (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The second phase of bus rapid transit is one step closer to being a done deal.

Manitoba Hydro has approved the sale of 16 acres of Crown land to the City of Winnipeg to complete the transit corridor south to the University of Manitoba. If approved by city council on Wednesday — for the asking price of $19 million — construction would begin this summer.

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Bidder Chosen for Southwest Rapid Transitway

Bidder Chosen for Southwest Rapid Transitway

Fort Rouge rapid transit station (CHRISD.CA)
Fort Rouge rapid transit station (CHRISD.CA)

Plenary Roads Winnipeg has been named the preferred bidder to construct the Southwest Rapid Transitway (stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass project.

Plenary Roads Winnipeg achieved the highest score for its combined technical and financial submission for the project.  Continue Reading

Open House to Show Off Plans for Phase 2 of BRT

Open House to Show Off Plans for Phase 2 of BRT

A public open house discussing the first phase of bus rapid transit in 2009. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
A public open house discussing the first phase of bus rapid transit in 2009. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg residents can get a look at the second phase of bus rapid transit today.

The city is holding a public information session to view the design of Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway, extending from Jubilee Avenue to the University of Manitoba.

Residents are invited to drop in to learn more about the project, and to speak with the project team who will be on hand to answer any questions.

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