Winnipeg Transit Routes Facing Possible Cuts

Winnipeg Transit has unveiled a list of of 22 routes that may see a service reduction in 2018 as part of plans to cut back on costs.

 

The complete list of routes facing cuts is as follows:

  • 44 Grey.
  • 45 Talbot.
  • 56 St. Boniface-Downtown.
  • 66 Grant.
  • 71 Arlington.
  • 76 University of Manitoba-St. Vital Centre.
  • 79 Charleswood.
  • 82 Grace Hospital-Unicity.
  • 83 Murray Park-Strauss-Grace Hospital-Unicity.
  • 85 Kildonan Place-All Seasons-Whellams.
  • 87 Crossroads Station-South Transcona.
  • 89 North Transcona-Regent-Kildonan Place.
  • 92 Crossroads Station-Lakeside Meadows.
  • 93 St. Vital Centre-South St. Vital.
  • 95 Polo Park-Shaftesbury Park-Pan Am Pool-Riverview.
  • 97 Fife-Main-Point Douglas.
  • 98 Grace Hospital-Westdale-Unicity.
  • 99 Misericordia/Windermere-Downtown.
  • 101 DART St. Vital Centre-St. Amant-Plaza Drive.
  • 102 DART Southdale Centre-Island Lakes.
  • 109 DART Killarney-St. Norbert.
  • 110 DART St. Boniface .

 

Winnipeg Transit is in the process of determining how many of these routes will be cut and if so, in what manner.

The moves are being made to combat an $8.3-million drop in expected funding Mayor Brian Bowman blames on the provincial government’s decision to stop funding half of transit’s operating costs that are not covered by fares.

 

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