City plans to install emergency signs on Winnipeg Transit – Winnipeg buses

A new report submitted to the town hall proposes to install emergency signals on all city buses to alert the public if an emergency situation unfolds.

New technology was developed that would integrate current electronic traffic signs with two-way radios.

This would allow a driver to activate emergency signaling and alert the transit control center that emergency responders are needed.

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Bus signs would read “Emergency 911 call – Do not board the bus” in an attempt to alert the public to help by calling for help.

If approved, the technology could be installed on all buses within two weeks.

The technology cost just over $ 9,000 from Transit’s operating budget.

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The report will be discussed at the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee meeting on December 1.

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