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Changes to Transit Plus service area boundaries

Effective January 1, 2021, there will be a change to the service area boundaries for Winnipeg Transit Plus which will provide an expanded service area for customers.

If you were previously notified that your address or a destination was outside of the service area and have not been contacted regarding this change, or if you have additional questions, please contact Transit Plus. You can request an address be reviewed to determine if it is now within the new service area boundaries.

The service area expansion comes as a result of the elimination of a policy stating that Transit Plus operates within the same geographical service area of Winnipeg’s fixed route transit system, which required the origin and destination of a trip to be within 500 metres of an established bus route. Council approved the change as part of its 2020 – 2023 Multi-year budget.

Winter-only service begins Friday, October 30

Due to an accumulation of snow, winter-only service is beginning Friday, October 30, 2020.

Winter-only service will end on March 31, 2021.

Reminder: Winter-only service no longer begins October 15

A revised Winter-only policy was adopted by Council on January 30, 2020.

Winter-only service will begin once there is a continuous accumulation of snow, or no later than December 15, 2020. Customers will be provided with information on the Transit Plus website and on-hold messages if there is an accumulation of snow prior to December 15. As much notice as possible will be provided for those who have a winter only eligibility/status. Winter-only service will end on March 31, 2021.

Friday, May 1st 2020

Winnipeg, MB.- The WINNpass is a new program from the City of Winnipeg that provides eligible customers the opportunity to purchase a full fare monthly transit pass at a reduced rate.
The program will start accepting applications as of May 01, 2020.

As a parallel service, all eligible Transit Plus customers can apply for the WINNPass and can use it on Transit Plus once approved for the program. For application instructions and full details on the program please visit:


Once approved Transit Plus customers can purchase a WINNPass by calling the contact centre at 204-986-5722.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019

Winnipeg, MB.- As of June 1st 2019, Winnipeg Transit Plus ID Cards are no longer required and will not be used or sent to any new or existing registrants requesting a replacement card.

Tuesday, January 9th 2019

Manitoba Ombudsman Report on HT Service

Winnipeg, MB. - Today, the Manitoba Ombudsman’s Office released a report outlining recommendations for Handi-Transit service in response to a complaint filed by the Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC) in February of 2016.

In reviewing the ILRC’s complaint, Winnipeg Transit Plus provided additional information and clarifications on some of its policies to assist the Ombudsman’s Office with their investigation.

Further City comments on the Ombudsman’s recommendations can be found in the attached summary document.

For more information please see links listed below.

Manitoba Ombudsman Website

Ombudsman Report

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Changes coming to Handi-Transit in 2019
Winnipeg, MB – A new year will bring changes to Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit service including an updated scheduling system for improved service and a refreshed name to include more inclusive language.

In September 2017, Handi-Transit launched a campaign to choose a new, more inclusive name for the service, which solicited feedback from the community and stakeholders. Through this process and in consultation with the Handi-Transit Policy Advisory Committee, the name Winnipeg Transit Plus was chosen.

Since the Handi-Transit name was adopted in 1977, there have been many changes in our understanding of disability issues and the language used to describe persons with disabilities. The introduction of new Provincial legislation, The Accessibility for Manitobans Act,and its continued development provides clear direction on the use of inclusive language when referencing services for the community. A new name for Handi-Transit is one step towards a more inclusive environment for all Winnipeggers.

Here is the new Winnipeg Transit Plus Logo

Winnipeg Transit Plus Logo

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