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Transit plan approved

A new transit pass for students at the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba was endorsed by the executive policy committee Wednesday.

Mayor Sam Katz co-authored the motion on the floor of council in January, along with Coun. Jenny Gerbasi, to implement the bus pass program.

The proposed program would see all undergraduate students at the U of M and U of W issued a two-semester (eight-month) transit pass in exchange for paying an additional $260 in student fees.

University student monthly transit passes now cost $67.75, a total of $542 for eight months.

The program goes into effect in the fall of 2016, but only if separate student referendums at both campuses approve the plan.

The new pass is similar to a proposal that was not included in the 2014 budget debate in December. Back then, however, the student fee was much less. Student leaders said they hoped to secure private sponsorship to lower the student cost even further.

The plan goes back to council later this month, where it's expected to pass.

 

Condo subsidy gone

The end of the $10,000 Exchange condominium subsidy was approved by executive policy committee Wednesday.

The controversial program, meant to lure new residents into the Exchange, never gave out a dime after it was approved by council in July. The program was never enacted after public backlash was immediate and harsh.

Instead, the administration plans to use a $2.4-million pool of funds for streetscaping and lighting improvements, in hopes that will attract more residents to the area.

The program changes still must be approved by council.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 13, 2014 B5

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