Winnipeg Transit is now operating on a summer schedule.
Riders should take note of the following routes and updated schedule information.
Winnipeg Transit is adding five new transit inspectors to improve operator and passenger safety.
The addition of the inspectors on-street and on buses takes effect immediately.
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.
Winnipeg 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.
Winnipeg police have laid impaired driving charges against a man involved in a collision with a city bus on Thursday.
The two-vehicle crash happened at around 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Warde Avenue and John Forsyth Road.
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.
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.