RAPID TRANSIT CONTINUES MOVING FORWARD
Preferred bidder selected to undertake functional study for second rapid transit corridor
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Winnipeg, MB – Expansion of the City’s rapid transit network continued today with the naming of MMM Group Limited as the preferred bidder to undertake a functional study to examine possible routes for a rapid transit corridor connecting east Winnipeg with the downtown.
Following a Request For Proposal (RFP) process which concluded in August 2016, WSP | MMM was selected as the preferred bidder by achieving the highest score for its combined technical and financial submission for the project.
A functional study sets out the conceptual design, identifies associated transportation improvements as well as the broad implementation strategy for the Eastern Transitway. It represents the next step toward the further implementation of rapid transit in Winnipeg.
This project will also include a review of road network improvements including functional designs for both an extension to Stadacona Avenue, and upgrades/modifications to the existing Red River crossing (Louise Bridge). The project also includes a functional study for a new transit garage.
Significant public engagement will be a cornerstone of this project, setting a new standard for thoroughness and making extensive use of best practices, all under the purview of the City’s Office of Public Engagement.
Work on the study will be undertaken throughout the next year, with an anticipated completion date of Spring 2018.
Visit Winnipeg Transit’s Eastern Corridor for more information.
Transit fare increases in effect January 1, 2017
Annual changes reflect inflationary increases
Winnipeg, MB. – The public is advised that new Transit and Handi-Transit fares take effect on January 1, 2017. Transit fares are increased annually based on inflation rates to fund operations. Inflationary Transit fare increases are implemented under the authority delegated through the Fees and Charges By-Law.
Full and Handi-Transit cash fares will be $2.70. Reduced and Senior cash fares will be $2.20. New rates for tickets and passes will also be in effect January 1, 2017.
Current transit fares are in effect until December 31, 2016 and 2016 bus tickets (plus applicable cash difference) will be accepted until March 31, 2017.
2017 fare summary
|Fare Type||Full Fare||Reduced (Youth) Fare||Senior Fare||Post-Secondary|
|e-cash (replaces tickets)||2.35||1.64||1.18||2.35|
|24 hour e-pass||8.70||6.05||4.35||N/A|
|3 day e-pass||17.65||12.30||8.85||N/A|
|5 day e-pass||21.15||14.75||10.60||N/A|
|7 day e-pass||23.50||16.40||11.75||N/A|
|14 day e-pass||43.50||30.35||21.75||N/A|
|21 day e-pass||64.65||45.10||32.35||N/A|
|28 day e-pass||83.45||58.25||41.75||66.75|
* Applies to Handi-Transit
YOUTH FARES apply to Youths 6-16, High School Students 17-21 with GoCard.
SENIOR FARES apply to citizens 65+, Blue Card or transit ID required.
For complete Transit fare information, including pass and ticket sales locations, please visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at email@example.com
Northgate Park and Ride closed for construction
The Northgate Park & Ride will be closed until further notice to accommodate construction at Northgate Mall. Once construction is complete the Park & Ride will be reopened.
Thank you for your understanding
Winnipeg Transit launches Transit Code of Conduct public education campaign
New initiative aimed at improving the safety and security of transit employees and customers
Friday, January 15, 2016
Winnipeg, MB – On Monday, January 18, Transit customers will start noticing a new decal and sign on Transit buses, at Transit stations and at service centres as Winnipeg Transit begins the rollout of a new safety initiative. The signs will outline the Transit Code of Conduct and the decals will remind passengers of the consequences of threatening or assaulting Transit operators.
“The goal of this public education campaign is to improve the safety and security of Transit employees and customers,” said Dave Wardrop, Director, Winnipeg Transit. “We are pleased to work with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 in the development of this initiative. Together we are committed to the delivery of affordable, reliable, and safe Transit service for Winnipeggers and visitors to our city.”
The Transit Code of Conduct, finalized in December 2015 and based on Transit By-Law 89/2014, was created to encourage appropriate behaviour and conduct while using Transit services.
Transit By-Law 89/2014 was created in 2014 and its intent is to regulate the conduct and activities of Transit users in order to promote the safety and well-being of employees and passengers on the Transit system.
The complete Code of Conduct, Transit By-Law, and images of the decal and Code of Conduct signage are available at Winnipeg Transit Code of Conduct
Winnipeg Transit’s Open Data Web Service
Winnipeg Transit has outfitted its fleet with iBUS technology that includes on-board GPS tracking, automated schedule adherence monitoring, “next stop” displays/announcements, route destination announcements for waiting passengers when a bus pulls up to a bus stop, and a security camera system. The bus radio communication system automatically relays data about any schedule deviations recorded by the buses to a central database. This continuously updated database reflects the current status of all transit service and is used to broadcast “real-time” transit information to passengers through the following channels:
|Website||winnipegtransit.com (includes Navigo trip planner, route and stop timetables, and detailed information about stops, routes, fares, etc.)|
|BUSguide||Mobile website m.winnipegtransit.com for Internet-enabled mobile devices|
|TeleBUS||Telephone interactive voice response system that reports upcoming bus departures for a specified stop|
|BUStxt||SMS text messaging application that reports upcoming bus departures, finds the nearest stops, and more|
|BUSwatch||Electronic displays at major stops that show upcoming bus departures from the stop|
|BUSgadget||A downloadable application from www.winnipegtransit.com that counts down a stop’s bus departures on a desktop or mobile device|
|Twitter Feeds||“Transitalerts” and “Winnipeg Transit” feeds about service status, detours, and upcoming service changes|
Winnipeg Transit’s data is now publicly available through an Open Data Web Service that allows developers to create third-party apps for any mobile (iPhones and Android devices) or desktop platform. Programmers can now create new applications for passengers that supplement the ones already developed by Winnipeg Transit.
For more information or to sign up please visit our Open Data Web Service