Winnipeg gets BRT funding commitment

Posted on March 20, 2004

Three levels of government have pledged a total of $50 million to start up Winnipeg’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system later this year. By 2007, the city hopes to add new-era technology to its transit system, including intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and automated vehicle location (AVL) for scheduling and traffic monitoring purposes. Although the $17 million from each of three government levels will aid construction of the first six planned busways, it will not buy the BRT buses used on the routes. Officials are negotiating with New Flyer Industries to buy hybrid-electric coaches for up to $1 million apiece. Among the advantages of the BRT system will be added comfort for passengers like plush seating, bigger windows and wider aisles as well as reduced tailpipe emissions.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

N.Y. MTA to pilot electric bus program in December 2017

Testing is intended to provide the agency and electric bus manufacturers with actionable data on what works best in New York’s metropolitan environment.

VIA debuts first of 400-plus new CNG buses

The new 40-foot buses, manufactured by Nova Bus, feature a 67-passenger capacity.

Lane Transit District seeks $30M from state for BRT

LTD is hoping to get the money in the form of Oregon Lottery-backed bonds, to use as matching funds for a federal grant it plans to apply for.

REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

The acquisition enhances REV’s product offerings in the commercial segment of its bus division, by adding multiple products for the luxury limousine, charter and tour bus markets.

NJ Transit awards MCI 2nd year of 6-year Commuter Coach contract

The company’s three-decade relationship with NJ TRANSIT continued in November 2015 with the company winning a competitive procurement to manufacture and deliver up to 1,222 commuter coaches.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close