WINNIPEG – There are few things more frustrating than waiting in the cold for a bus that’s running late.
Several Winnipeg Transit riders were reminded of that this week as a lot of buses were running behind with the rest of traffic in the snowy morning.
Transit director Dave Wardrop says while delays are inevitable in the winter, there are several ways to find out if your bus is going to be on time.
“30 minutes in advance of an expected bus arrival – it is real time information,” Wardrop said. “This is available online through Navigo, on our mobile website, on the approximately 100 bus watch signs that are available throughout the city.”
He also points to TeleBus at 204-287-RIDE (7433) and 311.
Wardrop mentions diamond lanes, priority traffic signals and the rapid transit corridor are all ways to keep the buses on schedule. He hopes to see more of each in the future.
“We’re actively looking for implementing what we call transit priority measures as much as possible,” Wardrop said. “And these are means of separating transit from service from mixed traffic.”
In the meantime, Wardrop is asking riders to be patient during the winter.
“We’re operating under the same conditions as everybody else.”