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Bombers confident game-day transportation plan much improved

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This article was published 24/6/2013 (1519 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers believe the worst of the transportation headaches involving Investors Group Field are now behind us.

Club vice-president Jim Bell says traffic flowed much more smoothly in and out of the Taylor Swift concert on Saturday than it did during a pre-season Bombers game earlier in the month:  more buses, more police, and earlier fan access.


There continued to be "hot spots" — there were complaints, for instance, of long delays after the concert for motorists who’d parked in a university parkade.

More changes will be announced before this Thursday’s Bombers regular season opener against the Montreal Alouettes.

Those changes will include a tripling of the number of buses that will operate out of eight park-and-ride stations.

Winnipeg Transit’s Dave Wardrop told reporters that there will be 196 buses operating in and out of the stadium on Thursday — 116 school buses and 80 transit buses, more than triple the 61 buses that were dedicated to the last Bombers game.


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Updated on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:39 AM CDT: changes headline

11:43 AM: adds photo

12:05 PM: Adds replay.

5:41 PM: Adds text update.

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