Mayor Bowman battles the province over city budget

Mayor Bowman battles the province over city budget, Vladimir Volenyuk

Bowman said that the city council should be prepared to take political risks to shake things up for the better, and that, although he calls 2019 the “year of transit,” the council will have to go beyond the current authority.

Last week, Mayor Brian Bowman accused the province of shorting the city by almost $75 million in infrastructure funding. Bowman said the shortage could lead to substantial tax hikes.

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman was in Ottawa for a meeting of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, and he says one of the issues that has been at the top of the agenda is public transit funding.

The city authorities also plan to install safety shields on all Winnipeg buses. The cost to purchase shields for all 630 Winnipeg Transit buses is estimated at $3.15 million.

Winnipeg bus drivers safety means a lot for the city`s transportation inspectors. This is a huge plan, with a pretty high bill that the city of Winnipeg will have to pay to protect the drivers and make transit transportation safer for everyone else too. The public transportation system is a very important part of Winnipeg`s daily life, because of thousands of people use it every day to commute to work and back home, they rely on the system and people need to be able to catch that bus on time and make to work or home to their families.

The city authorities recognize the growth of our city`s needs, the population grows every year and the workforce visiting Winnipeg constantly increases as well. Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development.

City authorities recognize and understand the importance of constant transport infrastructure growth and modernization to be able to satisfy the needs of Winnipeg citizens and a workforce visiting our city every day. Mayor Brian Bowman says the city transport system needs a major overhaul.

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