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Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

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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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Winnipeg Transit Piloting Free Wi-Fi Project

Winnipeg Transit Piloting Free Wi-Fi Project

Winnipeg TransitWinnipeg Transit is piloting a project to offer free Wi-Fi onboard 12 of its buses as part of a year-long initiative.

Coming at a cost of $300,000, Wi-Fi will be available on a select number of buses on various routes throughout the city.

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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

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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

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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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