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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)

A would-be Good Samaritan who tried to intervene during a fight on a Winnipeg Transit bus ended up being the one assaulted.

Police say the 28-year-old woman was on a bus the evening of November 4 in the area of Portage Avenue and Balmoral Street. Two parties began to argue and the victim attempted to calm the situation.

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Cuts to Winnipeg Transit Routes Off the Table: Bowman

Cuts to Winnipeg Transit Routes Off the Table: Bowman

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Proposed cuts to a handful of Winnipeg Transit routes next year have been cancelled by the city.

Mayor Brian Bowman and his executive policy committee agreed Friday to instead raise on-street parking rates by another 50 cents to make up the funding shortfall.

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Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

Winnipeg Transit Safety Shield
(WINNIPEG.CA)

Winnipeg Transit is testing safety shields for its drivers as part of a six-month pilot project.

Two contractors are currently supplying the city with shields as part of a request for proposals issued in mid-2017. Transit says it will analyze the two shield designs to determine which of the two contractors could ultimately supply the city’s entire fleet of buses.

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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Winnipeg Transit is scaling back service on 23 routes as part of a plan to make up for a $10 million budget shortfall withdrawn by the province.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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Winnipeg Transit Free for Veterans, Active Military on Remembrance Day

Winnipeg Transit Free for Veterans, Active Military on Remembrance Day

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Veterans fill the RBC Convention Centre for Winnipeg’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Transit will waive the fare for veterans, active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and their families on Remembrance Day.

Those who wish to get a free ride can display either their military identification or a CF1 card to the bus operator, or wear a military uniform.

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New Name Sought to Make ‘Handi-Transit’ Sound More Inclusive

New Name Sought to Make ‘Handi-Transit’ Sound More Inclusive

Winnipeg Handi-Transit
Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit is undergoing a rebranding and the public has been tasked with choosing a new name. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

The City of Winnipeg is rebranding its Handi-Transit service with a new name to make it sound more inclusive.

A list of three names were chosen as the finalists after Handi-Transit asked its stakeholders for suggestions.

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