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Winnipeg Transit’s Fall Schedule Going into Effect

Winnipeg Transit’s Fall Schedule Going into Effect

Winnipeg Transit
(WINNIPEG TRANSIT / FILE)

Winnipeg Transit is putting its fall schedule into effect beginning Sunday, September 2.

The fall schedule will see improved frequency and reliability on all routes serving the University of Manitoba, as well as improved service along Kenaston Boulevard, Waverley Street and through River Heights.

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Winnipeg Transit Supervisor Assaulted, Dragged Off Bus

Winnipeg Transit Supervisor Assaulted, Dragged Off Bus

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(ISTOCK PHOTO)

A Winnipeg Transit Supervisor is recovering in hospital after being assaulted on Thursday evening.

An eastbound bus was stopped at Portage Avenue and Colony Street when three males boarded at approximately 8 p.m. The supervisor told one of the males that he did not have sufficient funds. At hearing this, all three became verbally aggressive. When the supervisor requested they leave the bus, the males began assaulting the supervisor and dragged him off the bus and continued assaulting him on the street.

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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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Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

Electric Bus - Winnipeg Transit
A battery-electric, heavy-duty Xcelsior bus being tested by Manitoba Hydro employees in May 2014. (BERNICE PONTANILLA PHOTO / FILE)

The union representing Winnipeg Transit employees has a plan to finance additional electric buses in the city’s fleet.

The proposed financing partnership would rely on a pay as you save (PAYS) model, with the province providing the city with an interest-free loan to cover the difference in capital costs of electric buses.

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