28 Mar '13, 6pm

The Spring service change is just around the corner (April 14). See route and schedule change information here.

Winnipeg Transit reminds all customers, effective February 1, 2013, pennies and bills will no longer be accepted on buses. The new policy goes into effect as the Department begins the first phase of a comprehensive fare collection system replacement project. Winnipeg Transit will soon begin replacing the old, manual fareboxes on all 555 buses in its fleet with new, state-of-the-art, electronic fareboxes. The new boxes will not accept pennies or banknotes. Only Canadian or US coins of at least a nickel or higher denomination will be accepted. Coins will be validated and counted as they are dropped through the coin slot, while payment information will be presented visually on a display screen that is mounted on the top of the farebox. The decision to not equip the new boxes with banknote readers was made to speed passenger boardings and avoid mechanical problems that are oft...

Full article: http://winnipegtransit.com/en/regular-transit/news#winnip...

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