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Winnipeg Transit is scaling back service on 23 routes as part of a plan to make up for a $10 million budget shortfall withdrawn by the province.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