Help us create new Transit master plan
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This article was published 24/08/2020 (1009 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Our communities are growing and this calls for strategic planning of investments in our public transit system.
When efforts to create a new Winnipeg Transit master plan were announced, I was excited to work towards solutions to bring bus service to our newer areas and increase frequency on current routes.
More importantly, I am pleased that this plan includes a public consultation process. Every Winnipegger deserves the opportunity to contribute their perspective to this important service to citizens.
This past spring, the original plan for the final engagement phase of the Winnipeg Transit master plan was to gather feedback from the community. While some feedback was gathered, we realize that due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there has not been a sufficient opportunity for everyone. The City has now revised the plan and will engage the community in the fall through virtual events and online engagement.
This will be the final phase of engagement prior to finalizing and submitting the Winnipeg Transit master plan for council consideration. The exact dates for the engagement have not yet been set so I encourage you to sign up for project updates or provide feedback by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details from previous engagement on the Winnipeg Transit master plan and the proposed network design can be found here: winnipeg.ca/transitmasterplan
I strongly encourage each of you to share your views on our transit system and its future. Voice your concerns over what’s not working now, share your valuable opinions about what’s working for your community, and offer your ideas. We need everyone to offer insights into the transit needs of our neighbourhoods.
So many of you reach out to my office regarding transit issues. Please make your voices heard in these virtual events and online opportunities.
If you have any questions or comments regarding any issues, transit or otherwise, you can reach me by email at email@example.com or phone at 204-986-5264.
I hope each of you and your loved ones are staying safe and well.
Old Kildonan ward report
Devi Sharma is the city councillor for Old Kildonan.