- Southwest Rapid Transitway Stage 2 Public Information Session on February 28
- Southwest Rapid Transitway Stage 2 public art will celebrate civic, Indigenous and Métis history
- Transit fare increases in effect January 1, 2017
- Northgate Park and Ride closed for construction
- Winnipeg Transit launches Transit Code of Conduct public education campaign
- Winnipeg Transit’s Open Data Web Service
Public Information Session
A public information session has been scheduled for February 28 to inform the public of the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor and Pembina Highway Underpass project’s 2017 construction season activities. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the planned activities and provide timelines for when the work will take place.
Date – February 28, 2017
Time – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location – 1824 Pembina Hwy – Canad Inns Fort Garry
Southwest Rapid Transitway Stage 2 public art will celebrate civic, Indigenous and Métis history
Seven locations along the transitway will host Canadian artwork
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Winnipeg, MB. – As part of its design, the Southwest Rapid Transitway Stage 2 will integrate public artwork celebrating civic, Indigenous and Métis history as well as the natural history and ecology of the Fort Garry region, the north-south trails, and the fur trade.
Seven locations along the Southwest Rapid Transitway will host artwork including: Parker, McGillivray, Clarence, Chevrier, Plaza, Chancellor, and Markham sections of the development.
Specific themes have been developed to celebrate the heritage and unique character of each region:
- Rooster Town Métis community,
- History of public transportation in Winnipeg
- Industrial and neighbourhood development in Fort Garry
- Natural history of the Red River region
- Japanese- Canadian internment in Manitoba
- North-South trails
- Métis resistance and land rights
A national call to artists was issued today by the Winnipeg Arts Council, who manages the Public Art Policy and Program on behalf of the City of Winnipeg. The call is open to professional artists residing in Canada.
Selected artists will work with a public art committee, made up of representatives from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Plenary Roads Winnipeg, and the City of Winnipeg. They will also work with the project team to integrate their artwork with the transitway.
Deadline for submission is Friday, March 31, 2017.
For more information on the Southwest Transitway visit the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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’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