WINNIPEG – Not all Winnipeggers are sold on rapid transit. But some want it finished sooner than later.
A new poll conducted by Insightrix Research for Global News and 680 CJOB asked what they thought of fast tracking bus rapid transit to make it more city wide.
Of the 343 respondents, 48 per cent either somewhat or strongly agreed with the idea.
Roughly 40 per cent either somewhat or strongly disagreed and 11 per cent said they weren’t sure.
The idea was more popular among young people with 58 per cent of those between the ages of 18-34 supporting the idea of pushing forward.
The city is focusing on extending the Southwest Corridor out to the University of Manitoba. That section is supposed to be completed by late 2019 with an estimated price tag of around $467 million.
The Transportation Master Plan is calling for various other legs around the city in place by 2030/2031. The next one is supposed to go through east Winnipeg. It would link downtown with Transcona.