Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor (SWRTC), unveiled

On April 8, 2012 the new SWRTC, will be open to the public, meaning over a 1000 bus operators will be trained, and instructed in this amazing project.

Training will be covered these areas:

? Regular and emergency procedures for the corridor stations and tunnel

? Speed limits, signage and traffic controls/devices
? Curb height variations (for loading/unloading)
? Bus servicing procedures
? Recovery procedures (stalled buses)
? Snow clearing and general maintenance
? Emergency vehicle procedures (WPS, WFPS, etc)

Please be ready for this event, and as usual more info has been?distributed at FRG and NG.


TEAM is currently conducting a review of the Bus Operator uniform and
point system. As part of this review, a trial of driving gloves is being
The intent of the trial is to explore options to enhance the current
uniform and does not imply that they will be added to our current
Thirty-six pairs are available on a first come, first served basis and will be
tested for a period of three months. Operators willing to take part will be
required to fill out a survey on the quality and usefulness of the gloves
If you are interested in being part of the trial, please contact Randy
Tonnellier (Operations Superintendent) or George Fatouros (Chief
Inspector) to acquire your gloves and survey.
Please watch the TEAM bulletin board for the survey results and
information on future trials.
Please read the bulletin for more info...
053 - Glove Trial


On Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 06:00 the new Rothesay Bridge crossing over the Chief Peguis
Trail eastern extension will be officially opened to all traffic. (Chief Peguis will open on the next day -
Friday, December 2nd, 2011.)
With opening of the new bridge, the following Transit services will be changed:
HENDERSON EXPRESS-NORTH KILDONAN which were temporarily re-routed via Gilmore
will return to regular route.
? The Route 90 service which was re-routed to the Steinbach Credit Union Loop at Henderson &
Gilmore (due to the permanent closure of the Chief Peguis Loop) will begin operating on its
new regular route via Whellams Lane.
? Route 85 buses will be re-routed to operate via southbound Rothesay, right on Springfield,
right on Henderson, left on Whellams Lanes to the new bus loop. Buses will return via
eastbound Whellams Lane, right on Henderson, left on Springfield, left on Rothesay and back
to regular route.
Please read the bulletin for more info...
816 - Rothesay Re-Opening

The Santa Bus

The Santa Bus will be hitting the streets of Winnipeg, and again after 27 years of bringing happiness to a lot of kids and families, starting on December 1st up to December 24 the routes where you will see it are:

The Santa Bus(272) will be operating on these routes:
? #11 Portage-Kildonan (December 1 ? 4)
? #14 Ellice-St. Mary?s (December 5 ? 11)
? #16 Osborne-Selkirk (December 12 ? 18)
? #18 Corydon (December 19 ? 24)
Please read the bulletin
815 - Santa Bus
Ps: Santa's hats will be available to the operator whose doing that run, just to keep the Christmas Spirit.

New Acting Supervisors Appointment

It is with great?pleasure that Transit has promoted new acting Supervisors,

Sunil Sharma Inspector

Chad McKenzie Controller

Rick Feenstra Service Coordinator

Jeff Heide Senior Timekeeper

My best wishes for them and I know for a fact that they are a great asset for the Winnipeg Transit, congratulation to all, and please keep up the good work.

More info on the bulletin…

813 – Acting Operations Supervisor Appointments

Man sentenced for assault on Toronto Bus driver


A man who poured water over a Toronto bus driver’s head has been sentenced to more than a month in jail.

The Toronto Transit Commission said that the suspect poured water out of a bottle on the driver’s head and then pushed him on Nov. 13.

The suspect was arrested a short time later.

Taiseer Abubakar, 20, pleaded guilty to charges of assault and failing to comply with conditions of his probation order.

He was sentenced last Friday to 36 days in jail and ordered to stay away from the bus driver.

The TTC says an average of two employees are assaulted every day at work, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death.

Courtesy of CTV news