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December 30, 2010


Reminder... Free Transit on New Year's Eve
Released: 8:53 a.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

Molson Coors Canada and the City of Winnipeg would like to remind all partiers that free transit service will be available on New Years' Eve.
(for more details, please read the full media release below)

December 30 , 2010 - Molson Coors Canada and the City of Winnipeg would like to remind all partiers that free transit service will be available on New Years' Eve.

The free rides apply to all Regular and Handi-Transit service beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 31 until end of service (approximately 2:00 a.m.). Last buses leave downtown at 1:38 a.m.

Last year, over 10,000 Winnipeggers took advantage of the offer. The free New Year's Eve service is sponsored by The City of Winnipeg, Molson Coors Canada, Winnipeg Transit and Power 97. This is the third year Molson Coors Canada has teamed up with Winnipeg Transit to provide free service on New Year's Eve.

For route and schedule information visit winnipegtransit.com or call 311. To learn more about Winnipeg Transit's "real-time" schedule information services, visit winnipegtransit.com and click on TransitTOOLS.


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City of Winnipeg reminds citizens new Transit fares in effect January 1, 2011
Released: 9:40 a.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens that new Transit and Handi Transit fares go into effect January 1, 2011.
(for more details, please read the full media release below)

December 30, 2010 - The City of Winnipeg is reminding citizens that new Transit and Handi Transit fares go into effect January 1, 2011. Winnipeg Transit's new fare structure continues to offer substantial reductions in fares for seniors and qualifying students.

Winnipeg Transit reminds all customers that tickets and passes provide the best value compared to paying cash fares.

2010 bus tickets (plus the cash difference) will be accepted until March 31, 2011. Tickets (sold in strips of 5 or 10) and passes are available at over 140 retail outlets throughout Winnipeg. For a complete list of retail locations, Transit customers can check the Transit Guide in the Yellow Pages, or visit www.winnipegtransit.com.

The Transit website also has information on the 15% federal tax credit available to weekly and monthly pass purchasers - as do the customer service representatives at 311.

For complete fare information visit winnipegtransit.com or call 311.

Transit Fare Schedule

  2011 2010
Full Fare - Regular Transit Cash $2.40 $2.35
Ticket 2.10 2.05
Max 5 Weekday Pass 18.60 18.25
SuperPass 21.00 20.50
Monthly pass 75.35 74.00
Reduced Fare
Youths 6-16, High School Students 17-21 with GoCard. Children five and under ride free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.
Cash 1.90 1.85
Ticket 1.43 1.40
SuperPass 14.30 14.00
Monthly pass 51.00 50.00
Senior Fare
65+, Blue card or Transit ID required.
Cash 1.90 1.85
Ticket 1.05 1.02
SuperPass 10.50 10.25
Monthly pass 37.70 37.00
Handi-Transit Cash 2.40 2.35
Ticket 2.10 2.05
Monthly pass 75.35 74.00
Post-Secondary
Sold at participating Post-Secondary institutions only. Validated Student ID required.
Monthly pass 60.10 59.00

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Last update: 30.12.2010

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