According to the Business Case Summary for the Southwest Corridor (Page 10 and 11), the City of Winnipeg must contribute $19.7 million annually for 30 years in order to cover costs associated with the Soutwest Transitway.
Legislation obligates the Province of Manitoba to contribute an equal amount of funding to Winnipeg Transit as the City (pg 6). The City of Winnipeg could use $19.7 million to leverage another $19.7 million from the Province leading to an overall increase of $39.4 million. This is a 45% increase in public funding for Winnipeg Transit’s operating budget (Total public funding for Winnipeg Transit is $88 million – pdf pg 100). This would have a significant effect on bus frequency in Winnipeg..