Rapid Transit Articles

Bidder Chosen for Southwest Rapid Transitway

Bidder Chosen for Southwest Rapid Transitway

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...

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Open House to Show Off Plans for Phase 2 of BRT

Open House to Show Off Plans for Phase 2 of BRT

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...

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‘Peggers Slam Brakes on Rapid Transit Expansion

The majority of Winnipeggers don't want to see the second phase of rapid transit to the University of Manitoba completed without having a say on the project. A new Probe Research poll finds that 71 percent of those surveyed would like to vote on whether or not the...

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Coun. Swandel to Ask for Vehicle Registration Revenue

Deputy Mayor and St. Norbert councillor Justin Swandel will call on the province Wednesday to use the $35 vehicle registration increase fee to help fund municipal infrastructure, including rapid transit. The Manitoba government announced the increase in its 2012...

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City Testing New Rapid Transit Corridor

Winnipeg Transit is testing out the new 3.6-kilometre Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor Transitway, and as a result, the public is being asked to stay off the Transitway. Officials have been actively testing the corridor since December 16, 2011, with buses reaching...

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Winnipeg Transit Proposing Fare Increase, Service Changes

Winnipeg Transit wants to hike passenger fares next year due to rising fuel prices. The proposed changes would see a five-cent increase to full and handi-transit cash fares, reduced and senior cash fares, and full and handi-transit tickets. Reduced and senior tickets...

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City Transportation Focus of Day-Long Discussion

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is promoting three events today to engage the public in talking about transportation. The first is the Sustainable Public Transit Conference, where leading civic officials, visionaries, and practitioners will discuss public transit. The...

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Liberals Would Extend City’s Planned Rapid Transit Line

Manitoba's Liberal Party has a plan to extend the city's rapid transit line within four years. Leader Jon Gerrard announced Wednesday his government would put down $44 million annually to extend the line beyond 3.7 kilometeres from Queen Elizabeth Way to Jubilee...

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