Public invited to attend Transcona Cemetery Improvement Strategy open house


Public invited to attend Transcona Cemetery Improvement Strategy open house

September 14, 2018


Public and vehicles for hire stakeholders asked to weigh in on safety and accessibility

Released: 9:01 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is asking the public and vehicles for hire stakeholders to provide input on the development of safety and accessibility programs, which would be funded through surcharges.

Stakeholders and the public are asked to take the time to complete the online survey to provide input on consideration for future recommendations to Council on the regulation of Vehicles for Hire and the application of revenue from the accessibility and driver safety surcharges. Survey input will be accepted from September 14 to October 7, 2018.

Accessibility surcharge details:

  • An accessibility surcharge of $0.07 per trip is a fee charged to both personal transportation provider dispatchers and to taxi dispatchers.
  • The Accessibility Surcharge is applicable to a licensed dispatcher if less than 10% of a dispatcher’s fleet is comprised of accessible (wheelchair roll-on) vehicles demonstrated to be in operation each month (in order to qualify, an accessible vehicle must provide accessible service at least one day per week).
  • All revenue from the accessibility surcharge will be used to support a program to improve accessible service within the vehicle for hire industry. The program recommendations will be developed through collecting input from industry stakeholders, the vehicle for hire advisory committee, the general public, and by conducting research to determine best practices and the types of accessibility measures that may be most effective.

Safety surcharge details:

  • A driver safety surcharge of $0.03 per trip is applied to personal transportation providers (vehicles for hire that are not taxis).
  • All revenue raised from this surcharge will be used to support a program to promote safety and security in the vehicle for hire industry.
  • The safety and security program recommendations will be developed through collecting input from industry stakeholders, the vehicle for hire advisory committee, the general public, and by conducting research to determine best practices and the types of safety and security measures that may be most effective.

Consideration of measures for both programs will depend on a number of factors, including stakeholder input, cost, available funds from the surcharge, and feasibility of implementation.

For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/vehiclesforhire.

Public invited to attend Transcona Cemetery Improvement Strategy open house

Released: 9:45 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers are invited to attend an open house for the Transcona Cemetery Improvement Strategy. The Transcona Cemetery is an important part of Winnipeg’s history and continues to serve the community. A draft improvement strategy has been developed to ensure the cemetery continues to meet the needs of the community. The draft improvement strategy addresses:

  1. Land drainage issues in the early interment sections;
  2. Renovation of the chapel to return it to use; and,
  3. Plans for future cemetery expansion.

Winnipeggers will have an opportunity to review the proposed improvements and share their feedback with the project team.

Event Details:

  Session 1 Session 2
Date: September 26, 2018 September 26, 2018
Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Format: Presentation at 4 p.m. followed by discussion. Presentation at 6 p.m. followed by discussion.
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 7, 117 Regent Ave. E.

Those who cannot attend will have the opportunity to view the information boards online and provide feedback through an online survey, available until October 3, 2018.
For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/cemeteryimprovement.

Published at Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:45:00 -0400