City Hands out New Handi-Transit Contracts

By Santin, Aldo | Winnipeg Free Press, September 8, 2018 | Go to article overview

City Hands out New Handi-Transit Contracts


Santin, Aldo, Winnipeg Free Press


Winnipeg city councillors awarded two contracts Friday for Handi-Transit — over the objections of representatives from the transit union and a local disability advocacy group, who recommended waiting for the release of a provincial ombudsman investigation into the service.

Representatives from the Independent Living Resources Centre (ILRC) and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 had urged the committee to postpone the award of the contract, believing the ombudsman investigation will call for changes in how Handi-Transit is delivered.

“We recommend putting the brakes on renewing these contracts until we know the substance of the (ombudsman) report and the city has a chance to address some of those issues before locking themselves into a long-term contract,” said Allen Mankewich, a government and community relations officer with the ILRC.

The ILRC filed a complaint with the Manitoba ombudsman in February 2016, after it said talks with city hall failed to resolve concerns of poor service and ill treatment of passengers.

Mankewich said the complaints dealt with rider safety, Handi-Transit’s operational policies, and lack of oversight on contractors and their drivers.

The committee awarded two seven-year contracts to the same two firms which are currently providing the service: an $8.9-million contract to Urban Transit Ltd. and an $8.4-million contract to AB Transit Inc.

The new contracts will have 10 older mini-buses replaced by 12 new mini-buses, each capable of transporting four seated passengers and three passengers using wheelchairs.

An administrative report said there had been complaints filed against both firms, but noted Urban Transport had the fewest complaints among all contractors, and AB Transit had improved its service delivery in the past year. …

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