Transit Accessibility & Safety Plan

Transit Accessibility & Safety Plan

Mobility is the lifeblood of a city.

I believe a strong public transit system that is well-integrated into the fabric of our communities contributes to a vibrant city.

Improving our city’s transit system will help us create an even better Winnipeg. Improvements to reliability, accessibility and safety are needed to help us achieve our goal to have public transit as a preferred mobility choice for Winnipeggers.

Investments in transit are amongst the best any city can make — they are investments in the environment, reducing congestion, and improving social mobility. Ultimately, they are investments that improve everyone’s quality of life.

Key Areas

  • Frequency – Schedule buses to arrive at stops more often.
  • Network design – Ensure routes go where people need them to go.
  • Fares – Keep fares affordable.
  • Vehicles – Ensure vehicles are comfortable.
  • Reliability – Ensure vehicles arrive on time.

Customer Experience

  • Make it easy to use
  • Safe, accessible, clean, convenient, comfortable and reliable.
  • Address barriers for non-users

Network Planning

  • Match transit to land use
  • Focus investment on increasing ridership
  • Evolve from radial network to connective grid

Financing Transit

  • Take care of and optimize use of what we own
  • Invest in mobility to overall infrastructure costs
  • Work to improve the revenue/cost ratio to 55/45

Transit Facts

Winnipeg Transit has a staff of 1,366, of whom 950 are bus operators.

There are about 6,000 bus stops across Greater Winnipeg area, 800 bus shelters and 1,500 transit benches.

To facilitate use of the system, Winnipeg Transit’s web site provides a service called Navigo which allows users to specify a starting location and destination (either by address, Winnipeg landmark, or intersection) and the desired time of arrival or departure (specified as “before” or “after”). It then produces all the available bus routes that meet the criteria, estimating how much time is spent walking to bus stops and waiting for buses, as well as how many transfers are required to arrive at the destination

Winnipeg Transit has a fleet of 585 buses. The fleet includes: 20 low floor buses, 60 ft. long; more than 500 low floor buses, 40 ft. long; 34 low floor buses, 30 ft. long; 31 high floor buses, 40 ft. long. There is a new bus order for 58 40 ft. buses.