Vibrant Transit, Making Transit a Preferred Choice

Balmoral Bus Station

Balmoral Bus Station

UWinnipeg hosts the Vibrant Transit, Making Transit a Preferred Choice panel discussion to explore an array of transit questions on Thursday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at UWinnipeg’s Richardson College, 599 Portage Avenue.

The expert panel includes Dr. Jino Distasio, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg; Dr. Barry Prentice, former director of the Transport Institute, University of Manitoba; Dr. Jeannette Montufar, consultant for Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies.

The panel of local experts will discuss a range of questions, including:

  • What transit idea would you take from another city?
  • What makes Winnipeg a difficult place to take a bus?
  • What makes Winnipeg a great place to take a bus?
  • What one change to transit would get you taking the bus more?

Come and add your voice! There will be a submissions box to add your thoughts on any of these questions. Written submissions will either be read at the event or posted online afterwards.

This event is co-presented by Climate Change Connection, Functional Transit Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Transit Riders Association, with support from Cindy Gilroy, City Councillor for Daniel McIntyre.

2 Comments

  • Steven Kohm said...

    Here’s an idea. Why doesn’t UW subsidize transit passes for employees, like other major downtown employers? Talk is cheap. The UW needs to invest in a transit strategy for employees.

  • Karen said...

    I asked the Sustainability Director 8 years ago to advocate for the ECOPASS and was told it was an HR benefits issue. So I asked my AESES rep and he said wasn’t on the negotiation list.

    Soon to come: post-secondary students with compulsory prepaid bus passes.