Winnipeg transit





Universal transit pass on track for fall 2016 roll-out

Hopes of having the universal transit pass (U-Pass) available to university students in Winnipeg for the fall of 2016 have surged as negotiations between the city transit authorities and university administrations and students draw closer to their final stage.


Talking transportation

In the face of persistent transportation challenges in Winnipeg, South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Coun. Janice Lukes is listening as the city’s residents sound off through a series of public consultations this winter and into the spring.


Province sets sights on campus safety

In a marquee promise emerging out of last week’s speech from the throne, Manitoba’s provincial NDP government pledged legislation aimed at increasing campus safety. The…


The trouble with transit

Like any regular rider of buses in this city, I’ve come to hold a constant low level of loathing for the form of transit that I’m dependent on. The perennial lateness, overcrowding, and poor service to many areas of the city is just a fact of life that I’ve made my peace with.

When I heard that service was going to be reduced on several routes due to maintenance issues with the bus fleet my reaction was a study in indifference. It’s still nice out (warmest year on record, folks!), and I can still avoid buses by biking or walking. Come winter all bets for anything resembling regular service are off in a normal year, so I figured this year couldn’t possibly be worse.

But then I read that our mayor had said of the reduction in service that “The service level expectation needs to be more realistic than they were,” and my reaction was considerably more colourful than indifference.



U-Pass passed in Winnipeg

The final results of the referendum officially confirmed that Winnipeg students approve the universal transit pass (U-Pass) program. The majority vote by the University of…