The city of Winnipeg Transit System has, in its infinite wisdom, decided to bring in mini-buses on the busy 60 Pembina route during rush-hour peak traffic. One wonders which Transit planner thought up such a move.
This is the busiest time of year for university students. Many of them attend evening classes and need to find their way to university in late afternoon. Most students are now in pre-exam rush, necessitating many evening hours studying and using the library. Then there is the regular flow of people who live in the area. These factors make for a very uncomfortable, if not impossible daily ride.
One would wish that those who dreamed up this scheme, plus any elected representative, would take that bus route at rush hours. Be sure to get onto the bus downtown at the start of the route, however. Once the bus is full, and you are standing out waiting on Pembina Highway, you're out of luck. The bus driver, rightfully, will not stop when his or her bus is overflowing. Your only hope then is for the next one. Good luck.
I would urge those officials who manage to get onto this bus, to open their eyes (if there is space), and have a good look around. Nearly $60 a month is far too much for spending half an hour in a sardine can every day.