– Winnipeg residents are tapping the brakes on the City’s plans for expanding rapid transit, with a majority of residents expressing a view indicating they oppose investing in the second phase of the City of Winnipeg’s proposed Southwest Transitway.
A new Probe Research Inc. survey conducted for the Winnipeg Free Press
also finds that more than seven-in-ten Winnipeg residents (71%) agree that voters should have a chance to decide whether to invest in the next phase of Winnipeg’s rapid transit network. This includes 46 percent of Winnipeg adults who strongly agree that there should be a plebiscite question on the upcoming civic election ballot in October, and an additional 25 percent who moderately agree. Slightly less than one-quarter of Winnipeg adults, on the other hand, do not think the next phase of rapid transit should be decided by a plebiscite (23%, including 16% who strongly disagree with this idea). Six percent of those surveyed were unsure or did not respond.
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