Transportation Equity & the Low Income Bus Pass

Presentation to the City of Winnipeg Council Molly McCracken, Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba October 24, 2019 The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is a non-profit charitable research institute active Nationally since 1980 and in …

It is time to stop contracting Transit Plus out

By Carlos Sosa, Zach Fleisher, and Sara Atnikov First published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 12, 2019 For years, an open secret in Winnipeg has been the poor quality of service associated with Transit Plus (previously Handi-Transit), …

Why is milk so expensive in First Nations Communities?

By Mengistu Wendimu and Annette Aurélie Desmarais This study finds milk is significantly costlier in First Nations communities than in Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba. The cost was higher in First Nations with and without access to an all-weather …

All Aboard! Moving Transportation Equity Forward in Winnipeg

By Ellen Smirl Transportation is essential for getting almost everything we need in our daily lives. Finding a job or getting to work, getting groceries, seeing friends and family, accessing healthcare or social services all require the ability …

Manitoba Climate & Green Plan – presentation to committee

  By Molly McCracken Climate change poses extreme risks for all our families, communities and province. As elected officials you represent all Manitobans and have a responsibility to act in the face of threats. The United Nations International …

How to make a low income bus pass work

By Ellen Smirl A year after announcing a 25-cent a trip fare increase, mayoral candidate Brian Bowman has promised to create a low-income transit pass if he is re-elected mayor on October 24th. This is great news because …

What we heard: Frequent, Affordable, Safe and Accessible – keys to achieving a more equitable transportation system

By Ellen Smirl Key Findings: • Access to affordable, reliable, safe, and accessible transportation options is an important tool to help people lift themselves out of poverty and build a healthier city. • Greater investment in transit and …

Winnipeg: Where the buildings have no names and the streets have no crossings

By Doug Smith Nearly forty years ago, in March 1979, Winnipeg city councillor Joe Zuken led a band of a dozen or so pedestrians in what is likely to have been city’s most celebrated act of jaywalking. The …

Uber No Solution for Winnipeg: Analysis of taxi and transport

By Paul Moist Conservative forces in the provincial legislature and at Winnipeg City Hall are combining to enable ride-sharing services such as Uber and allow its introduction into the Winnipeg market. Acting on recommendations of the December 2016 …

A Ray of Hope for Winnipeg Transit

By Lynne Fernandez Winnipeg’s public transit system is in great need of improvement if it is to meet the needs of those who rely on it – seniors, low-income people, youth and persons with disabilities who cannot drive. …