Winnipeg City Hall and MPI (Manitoba Public Insurance) help city residents to return home safely on New Year's Eve for free.
After 7:00 pm, buses, and Handi-Transit will work and deliver citizens to their homes absolutely free of charge. The Free Ride program covers all Regular and Handi-Transit services from 7 pm December 31st until the end of business hours. The last buses leave from the city downtown area at around 1:35 after midnight.
Since 2011, Manitoba Public Insurance has sponsored the New Year's Free Ride service. Last year more than 15,000 people used free transportation service on New Year's Eve.
In winter, you need to ride on winter tires, this is the law, but it is expensive.
A few years ago, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) proposed to create a program that would allow everyone to purchase winter tires on credit, and even cover the “re-fitting” of cars, etc.
This is how the MPI Manitoba Winter Tire Program appeared, the program works, and it is quite simple. You can get a loan of up to $ 2,000 per vehicle to purchase winter tires and related costs, including replacement and storage. They even cover the rims!
Interest is a mere prime plus 2 percent. This is really profitable, and you get installments up to 4 years to pay low enough monthly payments. For the safety of your family, you can really afford to use this program. There are some limitations:
You must be an individual, no companies allowed.
Do not have restrictions on financing or outstanding debts on your MPI account.
It should be a purchase of tires for a car or light truck.
You should buy Snowflake Mountain tires, on the tire itself should be certain a logo.
Your dealer must take care to determine the right tires and your eligibility. You just need to bring to the dealership a couple of things:
Vehicle registration certificate and your driver's license or identity card.
Choose a financing period from one to four years and a monthly payment day.
Choose which existing bank or credit card to link this loan to.
A telephone number and preferred Autopac agent.
You can learn more about the program on the Manitoba Public Insurance website: